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SACSCOC Accreditation

Since 1897, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. As a matter or record, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis (as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was previously named), merged in 2000 for the purposes of accreditation. Prior to this date, the University of Tennessee, Memphis (i.e., the University of Tennessee Health Science Center) was accredited by SACSCOC from 1972 to 2000. In June, 2015, The SACSCOC Board of Trustees awarded separate accreditation to UTHSC (retroactive to January, 2015). The institution will be required to complete a Compliance Certification and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for reaffirmation in 2020.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UTHSC.

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Contact Us for more Information

Lori Gonzalez, PhD 
Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
Hyman Administration Building, Suite 400
62 S. Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-4930 (office)
lsgonz01@uthsc.edu

MaryAnn Clark, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Hyman Administration Building, Suite 405
62 S. Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-1290 (office)
mclark79@uthsc.edu

For information on the Faculty Credentials requirements and process

Cindy K. Russell, PhD, RN
Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Administration
Hyman Administration Building, Suite 400
62 S. Dunlap St., Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-6158 (office)
crussell@uthsc.edu

For information on the Institutional Effectiveness requirements and process

Allen P. Dupont, PhD
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Hyman Administration Building, Room 411
62 S. Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38163
901-448-1526 (office)
adupont@uthsc.edu

Last Published: May 17, 2019