Dr. Belle Wheelan

President of SACS

Dr. Belle Wheelan’s educational career spans 37 years and includes roles as provost, community college president, and state secretary of education at the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since 2002, Dr. Wheelan has served as the President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), one of six regional accrediting agencies in the country. Dr. Wheelan has provided national leadership in the dialogue on accreditation policy, and she has supported increased access to higher education through alternative instructional delivery models. She continues to encourage the expansion of access, nationally and internationally, in order to reach a larger segment of society.