Lynn Priddy

Dr. Lynn E. Priddy serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer of National American University, an institution specifically working with the states, accreditors, and the US Department of Education to step in and serve displaced students when their colleges close. NAU absorbs these students with no loss of credit or time to degree. She served the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the largest United States regional accreditor, for fourteen years, the last seven as Vice President for Accreditation Services. Founder of HLC’s Academy for Assessment of Student Learning, Dr. Priddy played a pivotal leadership role in the establishment of AQIP, the alternative accrediting process based on continuous quality improvement principles, and the founding of the Academy for Persistence and Completion. Her most recent formal publication is: “The Accountable Institution: From Compliance to Learning” in the book The Urgency of Now: Equity and Excellence.