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Outstanding Volunteers

Outstanding Volunteer Award is an award which recognizes individuals from the ACCSC community who have made a significant contribution to career education through his or her dedication to, and support of, the accrediting process.

ACCSC Volunteers support and enhance the Commission's work in a variety of ways, including their active involvement in the accreditation process.  At the 2015 Professional Development Conference, ACCSC was afforded an opportunity to recognize its Outstanding Volunteers for their time, service, and commitment dedicated in support of peer review process of accreditation, as well as for their outstanding efforts to ensure that a quality education is provided for students attending an ACCSC-accredited institution.  

2015 Outstanding volunteers

Brent Molen 
Utah College of Dental Hygiene

Brent Molen is the College President of Utah College of Dental Hygiene at Careers Unlimited, where he also serves as the program director and assistant professor for the dental hygiene program.  Brent has been an ACCSC Team Leader since 2008 and leads every on-site evaluation with an energetic enthusiasm that establishes the accreditation process as an opportunity for collaborative, impartial assessment rooted in continuous improvement. As both an outstanding volunteer and the President of an exemplary ACCSC institution, Brent is a role model for his peers and the Commission appreciates his ongoing service to the membership.

Lorne Gauthier
Northwestern Technological Institute  

Lorne Gauthier has been the director of Northwestern Technological Institute since 1993 and has over 27 years’ experience in postsecondary education. Lorne  has served the Commission in multiple ways. His committee membership includes the Progress Committee (since 2010), the Appeals Committee (since 2009), and the Nominating Committee (elected in 2014). ACCSC greatly benefits from Lorne Gauthier’s thoughtful insights and his balanced and fair approach to reviewing information provided on behalf of ACCSC-accredited institutions.