Gordon State College President Max Burns was recently elected to two national boards, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the U.S. Fulbright Association.
SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in 11 Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The SACSCOC Board of Trustees is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.
Established in 1977, the Fulbright Association is a private, nonprofit organization whose members are Fulbright Program alumni. The Fulbright Association supports and promotes international education and cultural exchange leading to mutual understanding among the people of the world.
In 1993 Burns was a Senior Fulbright Scholar teaching and conducting research in Sweden. He has also been a visiting professor in Australia, New Zealand and China.
"I am honored to serve on the boards of these two significant organizations," Burns said. "Being a part of the governance body of SACSCOC and the Fulbright Association affords me the opportunity to support and promote the development of Gordon State College and the University System of Georgia."
Burns was named the 29th president of Gordon State College in 2011.