Teri Cannon
Teri Cannon, 
Chief Accreditation Officer

Teri Cannon is the Chief Accreditation Officer for Minerva and KGI. In this role she is the primary liaison with the Western Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  She also serves as Chief Student Affairs Officer for Minerva. Cannon brings more than 35 years of experience in higher education — in both undergraduate and graduate settings — and is deeply knowledgeable in the areas of accreditation, student achievement, and institutional excellence. As a higher education consultant, Cannon has worked closely with various institutions in higher education on accreditation, student success, diversity, and organizational change.

Before joining Minerva, Cannon was Executive Vice President of the WASC. She serves on the Rules Advisory Committee to the California Committee of Bar Examiners and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Licensed to practice law in the state of California, Cannon wrote Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, which is now in its seventh edition. Cannon earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a JD at Loyola Law School.