Lynn Priddy is vice president for accreditation services at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the National Communication Association (NCA), the largest regional accreditor in the United States. She plays a pivotal leadership role in the conceptualization of NCA’s proposed new accrediting process, Pathways, and continues to direct its development. She was founding director of the commission’s Academy for Assessment of Student Learning, serving as associate director. Priddy holds a B.A. and teacher education post-baccalaureate from State University of New York College at Geneseo, an M.A. in English and curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a Ph.D. in higher educational assessment, evaluation, and research from Capella University.