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Posted April 20, 2020, 2:46PM
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Campus Accreditation Director Named to National Board 

The highest university accreditation organization in the nation has added an Eagle to its board of directors. 

Pauletta Bracy, Ph.D., professor of library science and director of the Office of University Accreditation at North Carolina Central University, was appointed to the board of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in July 2019. She is the only member from a historically black college or university. “I am dedicated to sharing the HBCU perspective so my peers can gain more insight and knowledge about our esteemed institutions,” Bracy said. 

Bracy has worked on educational oversight panels for three decades, beginning as an accreditation facilitator for the American Library Association. 

“I gained a lot of experience serving on teams and chairing the executive boards of the accreditors, so that gave me much experience in governances, as well in the field of working with different programs and institutions,” she said. 

Since 2009, Bracy has guided NCCU through three successful rounds of accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education, accreditation, and quality assurance. 

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J.D. Clement Early College High School Earns Honor  

Nestled on North Carolina Central University's Campus, Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School (JDC-ECHS) Shines Brightly Among North Carolina High Schools.  

Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School was recently named one of the nation’s top schools by the United States Department of Education, which listed it among 362 institutions selected nationally as a 2019 Blue Ribbon School based on academic performance and progress in closing achievement gaps among students. The honor recognizes the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students are able to master challenging and engaging content.  

“Being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School is a gratifying acknowledgment,” said Gloria Woods-Weeks, Ed.D., the school’s principal and an NCCU alumna. “We strive to make a difference in the lives of students and prepare them for post-secondary education and this honor recognizes our hard work."

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