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MUSG Senate Receives Presentation on University Reaffirmation of Accreditation; Seeking Financial Vice-President and Public Relations Director Candidates

MILWAUKEE  (Nov. 10, 2011) – MUSG Senate welcomed Dr. Gary Meyer, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Teachings, to the Senate meeting on Thursday evening. His presentation entitled, “Marquette University’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation,” highlighted the peer-review process that Marquette will be undergoing in the 2013-2014 academic year. Marquette has been accredited for over 90 years and the reaffirmation process is meant as a check up to ensure that the University is still meeting accreditation standards. Dr. Meyer explained that, “The reaffirmation process is an opportunity for Marquette to document the excellent work we do as a University and provides assurance that we are meeting and exceeding the expectations of various constituencies. The reaffirmation process also provides the chance to reflect on the work and identify both strengths and opportunities for improvement.”

When asked about the importance of accreditation, Fr. Pilarz said in a video address, "Accreditation is important to Marquette University, as it is to every college and university in the United States, because we very willingly subject ourselves to peer review. I think it's one of the healthiest sets of institutions in the country that allows guests to come in, take a look at what we say about ourselves, and evaluate whether that's true or not. Of course, in Marquette's case, we're going to come out looking great, but I think it's a really healthy process for us to engage in periodically to make sure that we're making good on the promises that we tell the world—and especially our students and their families—that we're going to make."

For more information on the reaffirmation of accreditation process and how to get involved, please visit www.marquette.edu/accreditation.

Marquette University Student Government is now accepting candidates for both the Financial Vice President position, as well as, the Public Relations Director job for the spring 2012 semester. Applications for FVP are due November 21 and the Public Relations Director applications need to be submitted by November 22 at 5 p.m. and they can be found in the MUSG office located in AMU 133.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events visit, www.marquette.edu/musg or stop by the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students' needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.