Lightner elected to leadership post for international accreditor

By Staff


Michael Lightner, vice president for academic affairs, was elected the 2016-17 President-Elect and 2017-18 President of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at its Board of Delegates meeting last week.

ABET is a not-for-profit accreditor formed and governed by a federation of 35 professional societies in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science whose purpose is to set the educational requirements for programs preparing student to enter these professional disciplines.

ABET’s accreditation process is outcomes-based and focused on continuous quality improvement. It is known globally as the leading accreditor in these disciplines and accredits 3,569 programs in 40 disciplines at 714 colleges and universities in 29 countries.