May 4, 2009 7:14 PM

SACS president to address Tuskegee University graduates at spring commencement

Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will address approximately 500 graduates at Tuskegee University’s annual Commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, in the General Daniel “Chappie” James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education. She is the first African-American and the first woman to serve as head of the accrediting body, of which Tuskegee maintains academic operating status to award degrees in several fields of study.

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