Texas Health and Science University has been invited to join the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, because of our tireless advocacy of higher education and the acupuncture profession on Capitol Hill. Texas Health and Science University has a long history of fighting for the rights of the acupuncture and oriental medicine profession. In 1984, President Lisa Lin received an opinion from the Texas Attorney General that allowed acupuncturists in Texas to freely practice their profession. In 1990 Paul and Lisa Lin founded Texas Health and Science University to prepare students to practice acupuncture and oriental medicine. In 1993, the Lin’s spearheaded the passage of a bill in the Texas Legislature that established the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. Paul and Lisa Lin continue to lead Texas acupuncturists with the Texas Association of Acupuncturists. Today CHEA has invited THSU to join the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CHEA members are part of a community committed to the value of accreditation’s focus on quality review, quality improvement and attention to institutional mission and the flexibility to innovate. Texas Health and Science University is one of the top 3000 universities to have been invited to join this prestigious group.