Ambrosio elected chair of national dance accrediting association

Slippery Rock, Pa. - Nora Ambrosio, Slippery Rock University professor of dance, has been elected as the chairperson for the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Dance.

"I am humbled to be entrusted with this important position, and thrilled to be able to work on behalf of this national organization.  Being successful in the accreditation process is a milestone and great achievement for institutions, and I am committed to helping programs meet the standards set forth by NASD," she said. 

The duties of the Commission are to apply the accreditation and membership standards of the association for institutions and programs. The Commission receives applications and determines the qualifications of institutions seeking membership and after thorough examination in accordance with association procedures, takes action on behalf of the association. The Commission also has the power to investigate the maintenance of standards and the observance of published commitments in any member institution under its jurisdiction.  

Ambrosio had previously served for seven years as a member of the Commission. She was elected chairperson at the September 2015 annual NASD conference.