MSU Law student selected for National Advisory Committee


Photo courtesy of Amanda Delekta

By Savannah Swix

MSU College of Law student Amanda Delekta, ’22, was selected to fill the sole student member position with the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The Committee works with accrediting agencies to offer recommendations and ensure that institutions of higher education meet academic standards and remain compliant with federal requirements.
Prior to starting at MSU Law, Delekta worked as a Confidential Assistant for the U.S. Department of Education, where she developed her interest in higher education. “I learned a lot along the way. I had great mentors, which really helped,” she said. “When I was coming to MSU Law, I was definitely looking for ways to stay connected to that community.”

The NACIQI consists of 18 members, all recommended or appointed by different government entities; including six by the Secretary of Education, six by the House, and six by the Senate.

Delekta is excited about the opportunity to work alongside leaders in government and to represent the student voice in the nation’s capital. She looks forward to helping bridge the disconnect that can occur with academic institutions and the reality of what is best for students.

“We’re at a really interesting point in time with higher education right now. We’re realizing that not every student is the same, and not every student’s needs are the same, so every program should not be designed the same,” she explained.

The student member serves a term of five years for the NACIQI, and the role requires at least two yearly visits to the capital for meetings with the Committee. Delekta attended her first meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27.