A team of 10 accreditors from the Adventist Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA) based in Maryland, USA came to AIIAS on July 30-August 1, 2018 to evaluate all areas of the institution’s operation.

Through assessment, interviews, and observation, the team completed a draft report containing commendations and recommendations that can assist the institution in developing further. The final report stating the period of accreditation is expected later in 2018.

The AIIAS leadership thanks the AAA team for the important task they dedicated themselves to in identifying areas and processes that should be prioritized for improvement. AIIAS pledges to address these issues in a timely manner.

AIIAS and all its programs are accredited by the AAA. It has enjoyed the highest accreditation rating offered by the AAA for the past four accreditation terms. Having demonstrated a continuous commitment to excellence, AIIAS achieved the designation as a “Form B” institution five years ago.

Above (From L to R): Front Row: Dr. Stephen Guptill, president, AIIAS; Dr. Obed Jimenez, president, Antillean Adventist University, Puerto Rico; Dr. Daryl Gay Tanamal, associate treasurer, Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD); Dr. Julian Melgosa (chairperson of the visit), associate director of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters; Dr. Hudson Kibuuka (coordinator of the visit), associate director, Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters; Dr. Olivia Vasquez, dean of Education, Mountain View College, Philippines. Back Row: Dr. Dolf Oberholster, AIIAS vice president for academic administration; Dr. Mario Ceballos, director, Chaplaincy Ministries, Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters; Dr. Gerry Grant, professor of Business, Carlton University, Canada; Dr. Canadian Panjaitan, associate director of Education SSD; Dr. Richard Sabuin, Education director, Northern Asia-Pacific Division; Dr. Jong Choon Kim, director, International Affairs Center, Sahmyook Health University, South Korea; Dr. Elmer Carreno, member, Health Professionals Education Committee.

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