Southeastern safety specialist named to national accreditation commission
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Lu Yuan, Southeastern Louisiana University professor of occupational,
safety, health, and environment and Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology
undergraduate coordinator, has been re-appointed to a term as commission member 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 2019-2020 commission.
ABET is a non-profit, private accrediting agency for programs such as computer science, applied science, including safety and health, engineering and engineering technology, and is recognized as an official accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
As a member of the commission, Yuan will participate in scheduled commission meetings and serve as team chairman for one or more site visits to institutions seeking accreditation or re-accreditation.
“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.