Board of Visitors meet virtually

By Mission Public Affairs

Members of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s Board of Visitors were briefed by DLIFLC leadership about the events that precipitated the current telework environment and other pressing issues during a virtual meeting convened Aug. 26 and 27.

“We were pleased to host the Board of Visitors,” said Detlev Kesten, the Alternate Designated Federal Official for the BoV at DLIFLC. “This gave us the opportunity to talk and answer questions about what we’ve been able to accomplish as an institution over the past several months.”

DLIFLC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The core purpose of being accredited is to assure the public that institutions are meeting specific standards and that institutions are achieving their stated educational missions.

“It is the ultimate in comprehensive, institutional-level quality assurance,” said Dr. Robert Savukinas, DLIFLC provost.

Part of maintaining that accreditation is to have a BoV meeting at least once a year to give recommendations about the Institution. The BoV is comprised of distinguished individuals from academic, business, former military, and other professional fields, explained Kesten.

During BoV meetings, the Board listens to different subject matter experts on topics that the commandant of the Institute believes are pertinent. The BoV then writes up recommendations based on the information they learned and apply their own expertise to the final document produced.

The BoV provides DLIFLC leadership with recommendations on matters related to, among other things, the Institute’s mission, academic policies, and staff and faculty development.


Posted Date: 14 September 2020