“...expertise in school transformation efforts…”

Bruce T. Hilby

President, Hilby Wilson, Inc


“Wiley College is profoundly grateful to Silver and Associates for invaluable assistance…”

Glenda F. Carter

Executive Vice President and Provost, Wiley College


“When we have questions and need external assistance, the first group that comes to our mind is Silver and Associates.”

Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan

President, Tougaloo College


“This is to express my appreciation and gratitude to you and Silver & Associates for the excellent service provided to Texas College… that has led us to successful continuation of accreditations without sanctions… We were pleased with your experience, thoroughness, expedience, professionalism and ‘on point’ guidance throughout the process.”

Dwight J. Fennell

President, Texas College


“Thanks for engaging with us on strategic planning process  and helping us see objectives, strategies, goals and tools as they should be a series of important actionable steps!”

Hon. Kojo Yankah

Founder and President, African University College of Communications

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“...deeply values the expert energies of Silver & Associates… Silver & Associates has been the guiding force to our introspection and our taking the Association to an even higher level of productivity and service.”

Irvin R. Clark, Ed.D

President, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals


“Silver and Associates has been very instrumental in helping us through the accreditation process.  Their knowledge has not only assisted us in meeting accreditation standards, but also helped tremendously in improving our institution.”

John Paul Liang, Ph.D., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

President, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


“…thank you and your team for the outstanding assistance that you provided to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University during our recent efforts to address the accreditation compliance requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).”

Maurice E. Edington, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Technology, SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison


“Thank you once again for your invaluable assistance on our Monitoring Report, our Compliance Certification, and our QEP Report. Silver & Associates… has not only assisted us in meeting accreditation standards, but also helped tremendously in improving our institution.”

Harold E Nolte, Ed.D

District President, Blinn College

“Thank you for your thorough consulting in support of the Leadership Program Sustainability Project...”

Sandra M. Phoenix

Executive Director, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance


“…honest and direct in the advice and suggestions…. The knowledge wisdom and expertise shared were extremely beneficial to South Carolina State University making significant strides in demonstrating compliance with SACSCOC standards.”

W. Franklin Evans, Ph.D.

Interim President, South Carolina State University


“Dr. Silver and his associates provided courteous, professional and detailed service for all of their deliverables.  Their recommendations assisted us in providing proper and concise responses to all of the comprehensive standards, core requirements, and federal requirements.”

William Lewis, Ed.D

President, Pearl River Community College

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Vice President for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Strategic Planning-African University College of Communication, Accra, Ghana

Change Management, Camelback High School

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“...Silver and Associates as one of the best consultant firms to engaged professional accreditation services.  Their commitment to satisfy client requirements in a timely and qualitative manner is unsurpassed.”

Martin B Fortner, Jr

NLC Director of College Institutional Research & Effectiveness


“...without the help of Silver and Associates and your personal commitment, out task of meeting the SACSCOC standards would have been far more difficult with a much lower chance of a successful outcome…. You and your team were excellent in finding the balance between challenging and encouraging us. You helped us understand the process and what was required even as you provide invaluable assistance in actually utilizing the information you shared.”

Rev. Edward L. Wheeler, Ph.D.

Interdenominational Theological Center


“Florida Poly… successes could not have been possible without the support and expertise that you and your team at Silver and Associates provided over the years. The services you provided allowed us to obtain the much coveted… zero findings of non-compliance as determined by the Candidacy Committee and at C&R committee.”

Randy K. Avent

President, Florida Polytechnic University


“You and members of your team are to be applauded for the fine and comprehensive work you do.  Your assistance with Texas College… proved to be achievable because of your direction, sagacity, patience, and thoroughness.  Your work is very well appreciated.”

Dwight J. Fennell

President, Texas College


True to your word…. The consulting services provided by Silver and Associates have been very helpful an insightful. Identifying key area for improvement, as well as your professionalism and thoroughness, have been invaluable.  We wish you well and look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Roger L. Yohe

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College


“I was very pleased when I learned that Silver & Associates offered consultation for colleges that were preparing for their Fifth Year Report...Your administrative acumen and competence is well known and admired…. Your personal and professional integrity is beyond reproach. I would recommend Silver and Associates without reservation to any college in the accreditation or reaffirmation process.

Anthony O. Parker

President, Albany Technical College


Words cannot adequately express the appreciation we at Florida Polytechnic University have for Dr. Joseph Silver and his team of consultants for assisting our institution in achieving initial accreditation… As part of that creation, Florida Poly was given an impossible timeline for regional SACSCOC accreditation of two and a half years. With the exception of Silver and Associates, all consultants we interviewed refused to take the challenge. Not only did Silver and Associates agree to take on the challenge, they helped us every step of the way and made sure we met that timeline.”

Randy K. Avent

President, Florida Polytechnic University


As clients it is an honor to affirm the high quality of the services your firm has provided…. Your firm provided expert guidance in helping ITC provide the require information in a format that complied with SACSCOC regulations. Furthermore, your team provided invaluable assistance in identifying appropriate language and rubrics consistent with best practices for accredited institutions. It has been our experience that Silver and Associates has accurately identified challenges and provided workable solutions.”

Rev. Edward L. Wheeler, Ph.D.

Interdenominational Theological Center



“With professionalism and style, the team worked with Atlanta Technical College and all stakeholders through the full strategic planning process for 2018-2022. From the identification of the diverse focus groups, through the collaborative planning process, and to the final drafting of the plan, I appreciate the care and attention given to ensure that the ideas of Atlanta Technical College’s students, stakeholders, and employees were heard and reflected in the final plan… More than simply a consultant group, the team of Silver and Associates is extremely responsive, accessible, and personable. You helped to keep the college on track with our timeline for the process and assisted with recommendations to our communication plan. Thank you for your expertise, advice, and professionalism.

Victoria Seals, Ed.D., President

Atlanta Technical College


“… deep appreciation and utmost satisfaction with the services of Silver & Associates during our recent engagement…. Your insight, advice, and counsel in preparation of the (Third Monitoring Report and Good Cause Statement) Report provide invaluable to our team and me.”

Clarence D Armbrister, J.D., President

Johnson C. Smith University


“When we received notification that our Monitoring Report was well received and our sanction had been removed, I was overjoyed. I thought I would pause to share with you my sincerest appreciation for the services you rendered which, without question, made the difference...Your insights are keen. Your passion for your work is tangible. Your integrity is unquestionable. I am grateful that you brought all of these qualities to your work with our team to ensure our compliance in all areas of concern.”

Ray L. Belton, Ph.D., President-Chancellor

Southern University Systems


“I write to express my heartfelt thanks for the outstanding work you performed at Morehouse College that resulted in our reaccreditation with SACSCOC without any recommendations. Your professionalism and expertise were exactly what was needed to propel the college to the level of excellence that resulted.  You came to us during a time of great transition exacerbated by trauma and turmoil.  You were able to bring focus and direction to the task of demonstrating continuous improvement.”

David Thomas, President

Morehouse College


Silver and Associates helped us revise our narratives, seek additional information, and, in some cases, refine our processes.  Their careful and detailed review of the narratives and evidence led to a successful accreditation review… In addition to supporting accreditation activities, they [Silver and Associates] also have the expertise to help institutions with change management, strategic planning, and diversity-related initiatives that can lead to improving the institution. Because of our great experience with Silver and Associates, we will always consider working with Silver and Associates on future needs.”

Tisha M. Paredes, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Old Dominion University


“… the Silver team provided the highest level of attentiveness to our needs… which resulted in our university having zero findings… Without reservation, I would recommend Silver and Associates to any SACSCOC institution that desires to have a successful accreditation review experience.  I am confident that you will find the services of the team to be professional and courteous.”

Tracy Y. Espy, Ph.D., Provost

Pfeiffer University


“It is with great satisfaction to acknowledge the quality of your services to Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana (SUSLA) over the past years… In both instances, SUSLA has not only gleaned valuable support and a wealth of information, but has positively benefited from the scope and quality of services provided… Thank you, Silver and Associates, for embracing the vision and mission of the Southern University and tailoring and infusing your skills and knowledge into these two events to assist us in producing successful products in the end.  You have truly been a great benefit to this institution in accomplishing our goals.”

Dr Rodney A. Ellis, Chancellor

Southern University at Shreveport


Without a doubt, Dr. Silver and his team were essential to our successful completion of the reaffirmation process... Dr. Silver and his team supported us in a strenuous and important process in the life and the success of our campus. The lessons we learned have already been used in subsequent accreditation efforts for specific academic programs and in improving our campus conversations around the strategic plan and institutional effectiveness.”

M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D., President

Kentucky State University


The level of expertise and focus provided by Silver & Associates was noted from the outset through your attention to detail… It has been a delight to work with Silver & Associates throughout the process of accreditation with SACSCOC.  The result attained by MCCCC is a direct product of our collaboration with your team.

Mary S. Graham, Ph.D., President

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College


“Dillard University appreciates the guidance Silver & Associates provided us during our reaccreditation review cycle. The assistance we received on writing the compliance report narratives and revising the focus report narratives were invaluableThe level of honesty and candor was greatly appreciated and we used the constructive criticism to improve our work.”

Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D., President

Dillard University


Your knowledge of accrediting standards and your timely and substantive feedback helped us continue accreditation without any sanctions. More recently, your continued service has poised us for a successful ten-year reaffirmation. With your assistance, we have not only improved our ability to demonstrate compliance with accrediting standards but have become more effective at pursing our mission.”

Dr Barry Creamer, President

Criswell College