University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Joseph Savoie was has been re-elected to represent Louisiana on the executive council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
The regional body accredits higher education institutions in 11 Southern states.
The Advocate reports Savoie will serve on a 13-member council that works to set higher education standards and processes for colleges and universities, and ensure they are met.
The council also is charged with the interpretation of commission policies and procedures for institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Council members are elected by the board of trustees.
Savoie's one-year term continues through Dec. 31.