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Accreditation, compliance & effectiveness


The ACE Committee will monitor, develop, coordinate and improve key quality assurance and activities related to accreditation and state, regional and federal regulations.


Maintaining accreditation, authorization and positive relationships with external agencies supported by ethics and integrity is vital to the longevity and reputation of Columbia College. The purpose of this Committee is to encourage communication among entities within Columbia College, recommend new or updates to policies, streamline processes and coordinate timely and effective responses to requirements from external agencies. 


  • Ensure consistent communication throughout Columbia College related to all accreditation and regulation activities, reaffirmation of accreditation and any data published or otherwise communicated to the public
  • Identify processes and data collection needed in order to meet new or evolving state accreditation and federal requirements
  • Provide and approve guidelines for a consistent and accurate narrative for the institution
  • Share knowledge regarding rules and regulations

ACE contact

April Longley

Director, Institutional Compliance
Office: St. Clair STC 9
Phone: (573) 875-7792
Address: 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216 USA;


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