Michale S. McComis, Ed.D.
Executive Director
B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Virginia
As the Executive Director, Dr. Michale McComis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Accrediting Commission, managing the day-to-day operation of ACCSC’s Arlington, Virginia office, and overseeing the accreditation process for 700 post-secondary institutions.
Karen Marcinski
Director of Commission Affairs
M.S., Ed.S., Radford University
Karen Marcinski has been with ACCSC for 19 years and in her current role as the Director of Commission Affairs, she is responsible for oversight of Commission Actions, Member Services and Events, as well as ACCSC’s Petition for Re-recognition by the U.S. Department of Education.
Alicia DeMartini
Director of Accreditation
Departmental Oversight
B.S. Old Dominion University; M.A. Argosy University
Alicia DeMartini joined the Commission in April 2010 as a Senior Analyst. In her current position as the Director of Accreditation, Alicia is charged with overseeing the operations for the Accreditation Department of ACCSC.
Anne Santalla
Director of Operations
Human Resources; Budget; Office Administration
B.A., Marymount University
Anne Santalla joined ACCSC in the fall of 2003. As the director of operations, Anne is responsible for the management and oversight of the administrative and fiscal operations of ACCSC.
Holly Eichhorst
Manager of Institutional Review and Development\
Substantive Changes
Holly Eichhorst joined the Commission in 2008 and in her current role as Manager of Institutional Review and Development, Holly manages the Commission’s school action agenda and substantive change application review process.
Michelle Ragland, CMP
Manager of Member Services and Events
Workshops; Professional Development Conference; Publications and Member Resources
Michelle Ragland joined the Commission in 2011 as Conference and Events Coordinator. In her current role as Member Services and Events Manager, Michelle manages the content and logistics of ACCSC’s events along with developing resources and relationships designed to enhance a school’s success as an ACCSC-accredited school.
Maurya Scanlon Sorokes
Manager of Institutional Review and Accreditation
Maurya Scanlon Sorokes joined the Commission in May 2014 and in her current position as Manager of Institutional Review and Accreditation, Maurya manages the initial and renewal of accreditation processes and the dedicated staff and volunteers.
Richard Rice
Manager of Institutional Review and External Affairs
Agency Notices
Richard Rice joined the Commission in January 2019 as an Analyst. In his current position as Manager of Institutional Review and External Affairs, Richard manages the intake and processes of external information as it corresponds to accreditation.

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