Assessment & Accreditation

Assessment and Accreditation


Welcome to the Office of Assessment and Accreditation at Elizabeth City State University. The mission of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation is to design, coordinate and implement university-wide assessment, accreditation and planning activities.

The university's assessment and planning cycle is designed to have campus units work as a team to assess academic programs, academic support programs and administrative units to give essential information to stakeholders on how the institution is meeting its goals and objectives.

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation is responsible for helping the university maintain compliance with principles, requirements, standards, and policies set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Office serves as the home to the university's accreditation liaison, which is the institution's primary point of contact for our regional accrediting body SACSCOC. The liaison is responsible for ensuring that the institution remains in compliance with accreditation standards, as well as making sure that changes implemented at the university are reported to the accrediting body in a timely fashion. The Office is committed to providing the campus community with leadership and guidance to uphold the university's cores values of Integrity and Accountability through goal setting and assessing progress towards accomplishing the goals and objectives in the university strategic plan. 

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation strives to enhance the overall effectiveness of the university by ensuring that faculty, staff, and administrators are making data-driven decisions which fosters into overall student success and continuous improvement.

On behalf of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation, we appreciate the opportunity to serve the ECSU community. 

Elizabeth City State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of ECSU.


Dr. Derrick Wilkins
Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor
339 Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building
Campus Box 791
Phone: (252) 335-3380
Fax: (252)335-3731

Dr. Dorothy Kersha-Aerga
Director of SACSCOC
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
345 Willie and Jacqueline Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 851
Phone: 252-335-2601
Fax: 252-335-3331