Recent Recognition

Kenn Wilson

Kenn Willson (music) was honored by the Bösendorfer piano company, Classic Pianos of Portland and the Yamaha Corporation of America as a “Distinctive Artist and Champion of Viennese Culture.” With the designation, the Vienna-based Bösendorfer piano company recognized Willson as a “curator and an exponent of the very foundation of western classical music.” Bösendorfer has been synonymous with the development of Viennese sound and traditions since its founding in 1828. Willson was awarded a plaque to commemorate the honor prior to the university’s Spring Concert in April. He previously was recognized with the title “Bösendorfer Educational Artist” in 2006.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program

The university’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program received word this spring that the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation had voted to reaffirm its accreditation for the maximum 10-year period. The decision was based on the COA’s professional judgment that the program “has demonstrated that it adheres to the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology,” according to an APA statement. The review included a third-party statement, a self-study report, a preliminary review and a report from a team that evaluated the program in November of 2017. The program’s next site visit is scheduled for 2027.