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Anthea M. Sweeney

Higher Learning Commission
Vice President
Dr. Anthea M. Sweeney joined the Commission in March 2013. She serves as Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Eligibility. Dr. Sweeney previously worked as the Assistant Dean for Academics at a law school in North Carolina, where she also served as founder and director of the Academic Success department, an adjunct law professor, and an academic success counselor who worked directly with at-risk students. She is a licensed attorney admitted in good standing in the State of New York and spent five years in private practice as a Banking and Finance attorney with the firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Moses & Singer LLP before transitioning to legal education. Dr. Sweeney holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Comparative Modern Languages and Political Science from Long Island University, a M.A. in Political Science, also from Long Island University, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.