|Wayne Swisher elected CAA chair|
Swisher named accreditation chair for national association
Wayne Swisher, associate dean of the graduate school and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been elected chair for the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The CAA is the only accrediting agency for audiology and speech-language pathology education programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit and pre-accredit master’s and entry level doctoral education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology throughout the United States.
Swisher was elected to the CAA in 2004 for a four-year term. In November 2006, he was voted chair-elect for 2007 and chair in 2008. There are 252 institutions of higher education in the nation that sponsor CAA-accredited or candidate programs.