Rosalia Messina, EdD, MPA, executive vice president of University of Western States (UWS) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). CCE is the professional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit doctor of chiropractic degree programs and chiropractic residencies.
Immediately following the CCE annual meeting in January 2021, Dr. Messina will be appointed to a three-year term as a CCE councilor. “It’s an honor to be elected to the Council on Chiropractic Education,” said Dr. Messina. “I am delighted to serve as a councilor to help advance the quality and integrity of chiropractic education.”
As a CCE councilor, Dr. Messina will be engaged in establishing accreditation standards and requirements, ensuring compliance with accreditation recognition criteria, reviewing program evaluation reports, and rendering decisions regarding the accreditation status of new and established doctor of chiropractic degree programs and chiropractic residencies.
“We are very proud of Dr. Messina’s election to the CCE,” said Dr. Joseph Brimhall, UWS president and CEO. “University of Western States values the accreditation process and Dr. Messina will be continuing a long-standing tradition of UWS representatives serving on recognized accrediting bodies.”
As UWS executive vice president, Dr. Messina serves as the primary representative for the president in facilitating community and government relations. She provides leadership for the integration of all university operations, including direct oversight of human resources, enrollment management, student services, communications and advancement. Dr. Messina holds a master’s degree in public administration with a focus in health policy from Portland State University, and a doctorate degree in education with a focus in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB), the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), and governmental licensing boards recognize CCE as the accreditor for doctor of chiropractic degree programs and chiropractic residencies. The purpose of CCE is to promote academic excellence and to ensure the quality of chiropractic education.