The great majority of United States Education Commission Members are quality assurance agencies that operate in many different ways, although the Network also welcomes (as associate members) other organizations that have an interest in QA in Higher Education.

The current membership criteria and procedures of USEC wants to ensure quality, accountability, and responsibilities of the applicants and current members in order to keep instilling trust and credibility among the wider Hgher Education community.

Members of the Committee

Michael H. Kinney


Marissa W. Stuart


Antonio Wallace


Susan Tow

Board Member

Virginia Brown

Board Member

Julie T. Colon

Board Member

Membership Categories

Associate Members

Associate members are tertiary education institutions or organizations with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but aren’t responsible for assuring the quality of institutions or education programs.

Full Members

Full members consist of organizations responsible for assuring the quality of academic institutions and programs, such as accreditation, audit or other bodies responsible for the external evaluation of institutions and/or programs.

Affiliate Members

Affiliate members are individuals who have an interest in assessment, accreditation and quality assurance of higher education institutes. They have been involved in tertiary education quality assurance and assessment.

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USEC is an accreditation granting association with more than 200 members dedicated to maintain and promote extraordinary academic standards and practices. Read more about our members.


"Striving to be the finest accreditation body in the academic field whilst maintaining and promoting higher education standards”

Membership Benefits

  • The members will receive annual editions of the USEC’s Academic Journal for the first year for free
  • Members (all categories) who have paid their membership and are up-to-date can apply for discounts on conferences, seminars, workshops and forums registration fees
  • Participate in and/or host USEC's events such as the Biannual Conference, workshops and Forum
  • Promote events through USEC's Website and personal social media accounts
  • The members will receive the electronic USEC Bulletin and Publications
  • The members will have access to the database of consultants
  • Use of United States Education Commission Members' trademark and logo according to the Guidelines
  • Involvement in the United States Education Commission Members' review panels
  • Avail the priority of being involved in and granted the United States Education Commission Members' multiple projects