Commission News & Events

On-Site Evaluation Team Visits for October 2019 Commission Meeting | Candidacy, Accreditation, Reaffirmation

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December 11-14, 2018
Reaffirmation II
Apex School of Theology


January 7-11, 2019
California Victor University


March 25-28, 2019
Reaffirmation II
Pacific Islands University


April 2-5, 2019
HIS University


April 23-26, 2019
Champion Christian College


May 13-16, 2019
International American University


May 13-17, 2019
University of South Los Angeles


June 10-13, 2019
Caroline University


June 24-27, 2019
Reaffirmation I
Veritas International University


June 25-28, 2019
Virginia Bible College


July 9-12, 2019
Underwood University


July 16-19, 2019
Redeemed Christian Bible College and Seminary


July 30-August 2, 2019
Reaffirmation I
Faith Theological Seminary


August 12-15, 2019

New College Franklin



Request for Comment - Changes to TRACS Policies and Procedures

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is proposing changes to the TRACS Policies and Procedures Manual. These changes have been approved by the TRACS Accreditation Commission for distribution for comment. All TRACS member institutions are invited to participate in the comment period from July 22-August 23. Comments should be sent electronically to the TRACS office: (

July 2019 Board Policy Revisions



2019 Fall Commission Meeting:
November 4-6, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA


2019 Annual Conference:
November 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA


2020 Spring Commission Meeting:
April 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL


2020 Fall Commission Meeting:
October 26-28, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL

2020 Annual Conference
October 28-30, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL



Member Institution News



To: Omega Graduate School, Congregation

From: Gary Nicholds, DPhil Chairman, Board of Regents

Date: June 27, 2019

After almost nine years of dedicated service to our school, first as interim and then permanent President/CEO, Dr. Kim Geiger has given notice of her retirement to be effective October 1, 2019. Dr. Geiger has been the driving force behind many of the positive changes on campus and she has been a loyal, loving champion of not only the school but also the faculty and the staff. Using finesse and grace, Dr. Geiger has successfully guided our school through the usual trials and tribulations that schools experience. The school has been re-accredited twice and most notably completed the arduous task of changing its name from Oxford Graduate School to Omega Graduate School. Dr. Geiger has blessed the school with her intellect, smile, positive attitude, and drive. Her administrative skills will be very much missed. A search for Dr. Geiger’s successor is underway. Some names have been sourced but the search continues. If a new President/CEO is not named by the time Dr. Geiger departs, Dr. Curtis McClane, Executive Vice-President, will serve as the interim President/CEO until a new President/CEO is named. As Omega Graduate School goes through this transition, we pray that our gracious Lord will continue to bless everyone here, our programs, and our mission.



Date: July 8, 2019

Augusta, Ga....Paine College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, has been named Acting President of Paine College effective July 1, 2019. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Jones to succeed Dr. Jerry L. Hardee who retired citing recent bouts with health issues. Dr. Hardee will remain available to render support throughout the transition.

“We are confident that Dr. Jones will provide strong and effective leadership for Paine College, said Trustee Chair Barbara E. Bouknight. “Dr. Jones’ ties to Paine faculty and to the community, coupled with her academic experience and ability to connect with students make her the ideal person to lead the College at this time. She has been an integral part of the campus family for 26 years, and, during that time, her peers, students, and faculty recognized her for dedication and educational talent and leadership. We look forward to working with Dr. Jones who will further the College’s mission, growth, and progress.”

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Dr. Hardee said he could not be more pleased with the Board’s decision in selecting Dr. Jones as his successor. “Dr. Jones’ personal commitment, contributions and devotion to Paine College make her the right fit to lead the Institution that Wyonnie and I have grown to love.”

Dr. Jones joined the faculty in 1993 and quickly advanced from Assistant Professor of Psychology to Associate Professor and later earned tenure. For more than two decades, Dr. Jones has played a vital role in the College's accreditation efforts. She has served as the Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as Director of the Institutional Self-Study for Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

She was appointed Paine College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs more than four years ago, in March 2015, after filling that role in an acting capacity since September of the previous year.

Dr. Jones has spent her career shaping students' minds and preparing them for success in the marketplace and in life. At the same time, she has been a vital part of the Paine College faculty and family, helping to shape and prepare Paine to continue its mission of educating tomorrow's leaders.

For more information about Paine College, visit or contact Helene T. Carter, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at 706.821.8323 and via email: