Experienced executives in career and technical education accreditation dedicated to empowering schools to engage in continuous institutional improvement and overall institutional excellence and integrity through the accreditation process

Who We Are

A Leader in Higher Education Accreditation Consulting

Our reputation for having extensive expertise in accreditation has been earned through rich, hands-on experience in leading and guiding institutions through all aspects of the accreditation life cycle—from helping schools achieve candidate and/or accredited status to assisting institutions to maintain their recognized status, and more. We strive to help our clients to not only demonstrate compliance, but to grow in their commitment to education excellence.

Who We Are

A Leader in Higher Education Accreditation Consulting

Our reputation for having extensive expertise in accreditation has been earned through rich, hands-on experience in leading and guiding institutions through all aspects of the accreditation life cycle—from helping schools achieve candidate and/or accredited status to assisting institutions to maintain their recognized status, and more. We strive to help our clients to not only demonstrate compliance, but to grow in their commitment to education excellence.

Are You Ready to Seek Assistance with Your Accreditation-Related Matter?

OUR SOLUTIONS

Get The Support Your Institution Needs

HEAC provides an array of consultation services to help your institution traverse the sometimes-complex policies, processes, and practices related to career and technical education accreditation. Perhaps your institution is seeking accreditation or is challenged by the numerous requirements and rigors of maintaining its status. We provide consultation services relative to planning and implementing specific changes to ensure schools continue to demonstrate compliance with accreditation requirements. As an option, HEAC can also help your institution approach accreditation as a maintenance effort through a monthly subscription for on-going assistance. We can advise your institution concerning numerous support services:

HEAC provides an array of consultation services to help your institution traverse the sometimes-complex policies, processes, and practices related to career and technical education accreditation. Perhaps your institution is seeking accreditation or is challenged by the numerous requirements and rigors of maintaining its status. We provide consultation services relative to planning and implementing specific changes to ensure schools continue to demonstrate compliance with accreditation requirements. As an option, HEAC can also help your institution approach accreditation as a maintenance effort through a monthly subscription for on-going assistance. We can advise your institution concerning numerous support services:

Self-Study Preparation & Review

Documentation/

Exhibits Review

Institutional responses assistance

Plans, Policies, & Procedures Development & Review

Applications assistance

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Policy & Procedure Assistance

Financial Planning & Analysis

Professional Development Sessions

Meeting facilitation

Mock Team Visit Preparation

Substantive Change Applications & Integration Assistance

OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Accreditation Consultants

Co-Founder/Principal

Renée Pellom, Ph.D.

Dr. Renée Pellom has more than 25 years of experience as a staffer with a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency. She had the privilege of being the executive lead of the agency’s evaluation division, which is responsible for assisting institutions as they navigate the requirements to gain (initial) or renew (reaffirm) accredited status. Renée is a people-centered and goal-focused individual who is skilled in developing relationships with school representatives and with oversight agency stakeholders. She is committed to furthering standards of excellence for institutions in myriad ways, and her expertise encompasses all aspects of accreditation and compliance, from initial and reaffirmation of accreditation to substantive change policy and processes:

  • Accreditation Policy & Compliance
  • Program Evaluation & Review
  • Professional Development
  • Instructional Content
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Continuous Institutional Improvement

 

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Co-FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL

Patrick Rome

Patrick Rome has been in consulting and leadership roles for executive management, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, accreditation, executive mentoring, fund development, grant writing, workforce development, community partnership development, government relations, institutional governance, and registered apprenticeship for over 35 years. Mr. Rome has consulted hundreds of institutions, businesses, organizations, and individuals in education, non-profit, and business settings. He has a passion for mentoring those with disadvantages and facilitating workforce development through community action. Patrick holds degrees in Higher Education Leadership, Finance, Management, and Accounting. Patrick is also a principal at Lakeview Guidance, LLC.  He is a former entrepreneur, business executive, and investor partner and is experienced at growing revenues, products, services, and bottom lines. Patrick is experienced at post-secondary education leadership, especially in career and technical education.  During the years 2017 through 2021, he was also appointed as a commissioner to the Council on Occupational Education, a U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency dedicated to career and technical education.

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Associate

Nyce Charlot Daniel

Nyce Charlot Daniel is an educator and seasoned school administrator whose experience of 37 years encompass roles ranging from teacher to principal at the PK-12, alternative education, and post-secondary education levels. Her knowledge and skills focus on curriculum development, instructional design, student performance, counseling, assessment, professional development, and community and business partnerships. She is also well-versed in all aspects of optimizing enrollment, school improvement, and Financial Aid. Furthermore, she has opened (from inception to completion) several schools both in the United States and abroad.

Her familiarity with the procedures for opening and operating a school extends to securing and maintaining school accreditation. In the past 10 years, she has conducted numerous accreditation audits nationwide as a team member and team leader. Her recent experience includes leading her own institution through successful accreditation audits.

Ms. Daniel is well positioned to provide effective guidance through the process of opening a school and/or securing accreditation.

Co-Founder/Principal

Renée Pellom, Ph.D.

Dr. Renée Pellom has more than 25 years of experience as a staffer with a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency. She had the privilege of being the executive lead of the agency’s evaluation division, which is responsible for assisting institutions as they navigate the requirements to gain (initial) or renew (reaffirm) accredited status. Renée is a people-centered and goal-focused individual who is skilled in developing relationships with school representatives and with oversight agency stakeholders. She is committed to furthering standards of excellence for institutions in myriad ways, and her expertise encompasses all aspects of accreditation and compliance, from initial and reaffirmation of accreditation to substantive change policy and processes:

  • Accreditation Policy & Compliance
  • Program Evaluation & Review
  • Professional Development
  • Instructional Content
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Continuous Institutional Improvement

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Co-FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL

Patrick Rome

Patrick Rome has been in consulting and leadership roles for executive management, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, accreditation, executive mentoring, fund development, grant writing, workforce development, community partnership development, government relations, institutional governance, and registered apprenticeship for over 35 years. Mr. Rome has consulted hundreds of institutions, businesses, organizations, and individuals in education, non-profit, and business settings. He has a passion for mentoring those with disadvantages and facilitating workforce development through community action. Patrick holds degrees in Higher Education Leadership, Finance, Management, and Accounting. Patrick is also a principal at Lakeview Guidance, LLC.  He is a former entrepreneur, business executive, and investor partner and is experienced at growing revenues, products, services, and bottom lines. Patrick is experienced at post-secondary education leadership, especially in career and technical education.  During the years 2017 through 2021, he was also appointed as a commissioner to the Council on Occupational Education, a U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency dedicated to career and technical education.

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Associate

Nyce Charlot Daniel

Nyce Charlot Daniel is an educator and seasoned school administrator whose experience of 37 years encompass roles ranging from teacher to principal at the PK-12, alternative education, and post-secondary education levels. Her knowledge and skills focus on curriculum development, instructional design, student performance, counseling, assessment, professional development, and community and business partnerships. She is also well-versed in all aspects of optimizing enrollment, school improvement, and Financial Aid. Furthermore, she has opened (from inception to completion) several schools both in the United States and abroad.

Her familiarity with the procedures for opening and operating a school extends to securing and maintaining school accreditation. In the past 10 years, she has conducted numerous accreditation audits nationwide as a team member and team leader. Her recent experience includes leading her own institution through successful accreditation audits.

Ms. Daniel is well positioned to provide effective guidance through the process of opening a school and/or securing accreditation.

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