Ms. Lynn C. Wright - Vice President, Institutional Accreditation
Lynn C. Wright oversees institutional accreditation, a voluntary, nongovernmental process within higher education that gives public recognition to institutions that meet certain published standards of academic and administrative quality. The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public as to the quality of an institution and its commitment to high standards through a system of continuous improvement.
Ms. Wright served as the co-coordinator of the Self-Study Steering Committee for the university’s 2011 Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Comprehensive Evaluation Visit, and is also the Accreditation Liaison Officer on behalf of APUS for the HLC. She serves as an HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Systems Portfolio Appraiser.
Ms. Wright serves as the university’s representative for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW). Ms. Wright volunteers weekly as a PASS Partner for the Jefferson County (WV) Public School System. She is also a mentor for high school students through eMentoring, a West Virginia/Education Alliance initiative.
Ms. Wright joined the university in May 2004. Prior to that, she worked for Frederick (MD) Memorial Hospital and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Ms. Wright holds a Master of Education, Higher Education Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Springfield College (MA). Most recently, Ms. Wright completed the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Wellesley Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.