by Joanne Lovito-Nelson
The School of Urban and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that its Dean, Barbara Becker, will serve as the chair of the Planning Accreditation Board for the next two years.
Dean Becker says she is honored to serve an organization that is so vital to both academic planning programs and to the planning profession as a whole. Board members are appointed by the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning (academics) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (professionals).
“The board safeguards the quality of planning programs through the accreditation process,” said Dean Becker.
Dean Becker also served as Vice Chair for two years during her tenure on the Board, which began in 2008. She says her time on the Board has been busy with writing and getting approval for new accreditation standards.