Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dr. Ben Lee Appointed to Board of NNQAA Philippines

Dr. Ben Lee Appointed to Board of National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, Philippines

At its quarterly meeting, held at Quezon City, Philippines, 15 December 2010, the Board of Directors of NNQAA (National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies) confirmed the membership for IDEAL (International Distance Education Accreditation League) as the third accrediting agency in the NNQAA quality assurance network. Further at the meeting, three members from the IDEAL Board of Directors were appointed as directors representing IDEAL, to serve on the NNQAA Board of Directors, including Dr. Ben Lee, IDEAL Director, and CEO and Founder of EDS Business School, Malaysia; Dr. Nelson T. Binag, IDEAL Director, and President Emeritus of Sultan Kudarat State University, Philippines; and Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, IDEAL Director, and Founding President of Akamai University, Hawaii USA.

National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in the Philippines (NNQAA) is now comprised of three accrediting agencies, namely, Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, Inc. (ALCUCOA), and the International Distance Education Accreditation League, Inc. (IDEAL). IDEAL, as the newest member of the NNQAA network is responsible for accreditation of cross-border and distance education colleges and universities, and training agencies.

Dr. Ben Lee was selected to represent IDEAL on the NNQAA Board in part due to his extensive knowledge and achievements in cross-border education and executive training programs for leaders of business and industry, nonprofit and academic institutions. Dr. Nelson T. Binag was selected in part due to his extensive experience and competence as a leader of quality assurance agencies in Philippines and his cross-cultural competence as a higher education professional. Dr. Douglass Capogrossi was selected to represent IDEAL on the NNQAA Board due to his high level achievements in building distance education and cross-border higher education programs, and his leadership at building coalitions and affiliations among higher education institutions in many nations.

As a member of the NNQAA Board, Dr. Ben Lee will have opportunities to influence the advancement of quality for cross-border education and executive development seminar programs across Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Lee shall also have opportunities to support the building of networks, alliances and multinational educational programs, which draw together the best of education from many nations.

News by EDS Team @ 16 December 2010.

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