Harry L. Bowman

Gentleman and Scholar

1938 - 2018

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Harry Bowman was born in Jacks Creek, Tennessee in 1938. A sharp mind, hard work, and perseverance took him from picking cotton in rural west Tennessee fields to the achievement of several higher education degrees (including two baccalaureates, a master’s degree, and an Ed.D.) and membership in Mensa.

Harry served more than two decades at the University of Memphis and retired as the Associate Dean of the College of Education. For more than 40 years, he worked tirelessly on innumerable site visits for the Council and its predecessor, served as a Commissioner and its Chair, and was ultimately elected the president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He was a valued trustee of the American Technical Education Association (ATEA), and treasured chair, board member, and president of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA), which established the Harry L. Bowman Service Award in 1992 in honor of his many contributions to that organization.

He was a dedicated member of the Episcopal Church and a devoted husband, father, and friend. Harry’s vision and commitment led to the creation of the Council in 1995, and thanks to the dramatic changes he initiated, the Council’s membership is larger than ever, literally spans the globe, and includes the most diverse institutional population of any recognized technical education accreditor.

Harry Bowman was truly a gentleman and a scholar. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know him.

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Notification of Actions Taken – July 2018 August 31, 2018
SAME-TIME NOTICE: July 31, 2018 August 30, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – September 2018 August 20, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – July 2018 June 29, 2018
SAME-TIME NOTICE: June 2018 June 29, 2018
Notification of Actions Taken – June, 2018 June 29, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – June 2018 May 8, 2018
SAME-TIME NOTICE: Advanced Computing Institute April 20, 2018
Same-Time Notice: Closure-North Central WVa OIC March 26, 2018
Notification of Actions Taken – February, 2018 March 21, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – April, 2018 March 13, 2018
Same-Time Notice: March 8, 2018 (Updated) March 8, 2018
Same-Time Notice: February 27, 2018 February 27, 2018
Same-Time Notice: February 22, 2018 February 22, 2018
Notification of Actions Taken – January 8 2018 February 9, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – February 2018 January 19, 2018
Notification of Pending Actions – January 2018 December 4, 2017
Notification of Actions Taken: November 2017 December 4, 2017
Same-Time Notice: November 2017-Part 1 (Update) November 21, 2017
Same-Time Notice UPDATE: September 2017 Actions October 25, 2017
Notification of Actions Taken: September 2017 October 19, 2017
Notification of Pending Actions – November 2017 October 6, 2017
Same-Time Notice: 2017 September Commission Actions – Part 2 October 6, 2017
Same-Time Notice: 2017 September Commission Actions – Part 1 October 5, 2017
Same-Time Notice: Burnett Int’l College Appeal Aug 30, 2017 August 30, 2017
Same-Time Notice – 8-25-2017 – Sollers August 25, 2017
Notification of Actions Taken: June 2017 July 26, 2017
Same-Time Notice: June ExecCmte Actions 2017 July 26, 2017
Same-Time Notice UPDATE: Ruby’s Acad of Health Occ June 8, 2017
Same-Time Notice: Appeal Update – Sollers and Burnett May 31, 2017
Notification of Actions Taken: May 2017 May 31, 2017
Same-Time Notice: 5-31-2017 May 31, 2017
Notification of Pending Actions – June 2017 May 25, 2017
Same-Time Notice: March 21, 2017 March 21, 2017
Same-Time Notice Update: Sollers March 21, 2017
Same-Time Notice: March 10, 2017 March 10, 2017
Same-Time Notice of 3-10-2017 Update March 10, 2017
Same-Time Notice: CIT 2-14-2017 February 13, 2017
Notification of Actions Taken – Feb 2017 February 1, 2017