Southeastern Safety Specialist named to National Accreditation Commission Executive Committee
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Lu Yuan, Southeastern Louisiana University professor of occupational,
safety, health, and environment, has been appointed as an ExCom member (member-at-large)
for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Applied and Natural Science
Accreditation Commission, one of the nation’s foremost academic accrediting bodies.
Yuan, a certified safety professional, will serve on the 2020-2021 commission executive
ABET is a non-profit, private accrediting agency for programs such as computer science, applied and natural science, including safety and health, engineering and engineering technology, and is recognized as a leading accrediting agency to assure confidence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
As a member-at-large, Yuan will assist with the statement editing process, serve as team chair for one visit to an institution seeking accreditation or re-accreditation during the cycle, and attend scheduled commission meetings of the executive committee.
“The appointment recognizes the quality of Southeastern’s occupational safety, health, and environment program, housed in the College of Science and Technology, and also demonstrates the excellent reputation the program has earned over recent years,” said Yuan.
Accreditation is a voluntary process and assures a program meets the quality standards of the professions accredited. Southeastern’s bachelor’s program in occupational safety, health and environment – the only one of its kind in the state – has been accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. since 2008.