Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


William Kakish

Dr. William J Kakish retired from the position of Chief Academic Officer for Ashworth College. Bill previously served in a variety of roles, from teacher to college president for educational institutions offering programs at the secondary, postsecondary and graduate levels. Bill is a passionate advocate of the transformative power of education and the importance of educational outcomes that prepare students for a lifelong career. Since 1996, he has participated on 90 institutional and program quality reviews, including four international visits.

Bill began his career as an Instructor of English and ESL at Roosevelt University, an inner-city institution in the Chicago Loop.  He has experience with institutions accredited by ABHES, ACCET, ACICS, ACCJC, ACCSC, AdvancED/Cognia, DEAC, HLC, SACS CASI, and WSCUC, in addition to programmatic and state licensing agencies and nursing boards. He currently is a public member on the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

Bill has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, a master’s from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School of the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is a retired member of the Illinois Bar and was formerly licensed as an In-House Legal Counsel by the California Bar.


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