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Governance Structure


Dillard University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number (404) 679-4501, fax number (404) 679-4500, to award the bachelor of science in nursing degrees.

Dillard is also accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education to offer the bachelor of arts degree in teaching and is listed by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

Dillard is a member of the Council for Higher Education, United Church of Christ. Dillard is also a member of the Association of American Colleges and the American Council on Education. The Dillard University Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to offer the bachelor of science in nursing degree. The University is also approved for training under the provisions of Public Laws 346, 16 and 550 by the Veterans Administration. Accreditation material is available through the Office of the President.


Dillard University is a private, historically black, faith-based liberal arts institution. As specified by Dillard University’s Articles of Incorporation, the Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for the University’s policies. The organization of the University is structured so that the policies set by the Board of Trustees may be implemented under the leadership of the president. Policies that are of an academic nature originate with the administration and faculty and are reviewed, evaluated and approved by the board.

The President reports directly to the Board.  President Rochelle L. Ford is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and administers all united of the University in a manner consistent with its mission, purpose and by-laws. The trustees, president, faculty and staff pledge that Dillard University will continue to serve as a pillar of higher education by developing graduates who are broadly educated, culturally aware, concerned with improving the human condition and able to meet the competitive demands of a globally and technologically advanced society.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dillard University assures equal opportunity for all qualified persons in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities of the University. The University is committed to the policy of compliance with federal laws and regulations concerning non-discrimination on the basis of race color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or veteran’s status.


Student Disability Policy


Dillard University is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunity for students with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and other applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Office of Academic Affairs will respond to any requests for reasonable and appropriate accommodations and ensure that student requests are provided in a timely and effective manner. All disabilities require documentation from the student. All university practices and activities are conducted on a nondiscriminatory and confidential basis.



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