MGA President Blake Elected To SACSCOC Board of Trustees

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2020 12:00 AM
Categories: Faculty/Staff | Pressroom

Macon, GA


Dr. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State University president, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). He will serve a two-year term.

SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges’ Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

Blake became president of what is now Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in 2014. Under his leadership, MGA has become one of the University System of Georgia’s enrollment growth leaders. He has overseen the development of a variety of new degrees, including eight master’s degrees or graduate-level certificate programs and the institution’s first doctorate, the Doctor of Science in Information Technology, which MGA will launch in June 2021.

Originally from Wimbledon, England, Blake lives in Macon with his wife, Dr. Melody Blake, who is provost at Wesleyan College.