April 4, 2011 | Ken, online education news | Leave a comment Weston Distance Learning president Ann Rohr has something new to add to her already impressive resume. The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) has voted her as an Institution Executive Member on their nine-member Accrediting Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is quite an honor to be elected to the Accrediting Commission, as it reflects their great confidence in Rohr’s abilities and is a glowing testimony to her professional career and the educational institutions that she represents. Rohr has served as president of Weston Distance Learning since 2003. The institution is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. All of Weston’s postsecondary schools – U.S. Career Institute, McKinley College and At-Home Professions – are accredited by the DETC. “We are delighted with the news of Ms. Rohr’s election, and we relish the opportunity to work with her in continuing DETC’s long tradition of conducting one of the nation’s most respected and effective accrediting programs,” said DETC Commission Chair, Dr. Timothy Mott. DETC Executive Director Michael P. Lambert stated, “Ms. Rohr will be a great addition to the DETC decision-making body, and we are delighted with her election.” Rohr’s term will run from April 4, 2011 through March 31, 2014. She will be eligible for a second and final three-year term in 2014. About DETC The Distance Education and Training Council was founded in 1926 and is a non-profit educational association. DETC is located in Washington, D.C. and was established to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the correspondence field. The independent nine-member Accrediting Commission of the DETC was established in 1955. And a short time later, it gained the approval of the U.S. Department of Education as the “nationally recognized accrediting agency” under terms of Public Law. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation also recognizes the Accrediting Commission. About Weston Distance Learning Weston Distance Learning, Inc., was established in 1981 and is the parent company of three distance education schools: U.S. Career Institute, McKinley College and At-Home Professions. The schools enroll students nationwide. State approval is through the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. Additionally, each certificate course and degree program is accredited through the nationally recognized Distance Education and Training Council in Washington, D.C. Weston Distance Learning is one of the largest distance-learning education institutions in the country. For three decades, the institution has trained thousands of men and women for rewarding careers. Back in late January of this year, Weston launched its The Power of RE Campaign and held an interactive, multimedia presentation at the Fort Collins Hilton. The campaign was the result of a six-month brand analysis in which the company gathered and analyzed data from prospective students, current students and graduates, as well as employees and other company stakeholders. The campaign was designed to appeal to Weston’s non-traditional, career-focused student body.