A Reprieve for St. Paul’s College

In June the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked the accreditation of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Although it vowed to appeal the decision, the college decided not to hold classes this fall. The college was founded in 1888 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The college enrolled about 400 students last year.

On August 20, the appeal of the decision to revoke accreditation was denied by the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The loss of accreditation means that students at the college are unable to participate in federal financial aid programs.

After the appeal, St. Paul’s College continued to fight on. It took its case to federal court. The college asked a federal district court to issue a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to maintain the accreditation of the college while the court had the opportunity to examine the decision revoking accreditation.

The court quickly issued the preliminary injunction reinstating the college’s accreditation while the case worked its way through the legal process. As a result, the college decided that it would offer classes this semester. Efforts to register students will begin immediately, with the hope that classes can begin in October.

Dr. Oliver Spencer, chair of the board of the college, stated, “The entire St. Paul’s College community is resolved to preserve the college’s heritage and to protect the students on campus who would be damaged beyond repair as they would not be entitled to use any credits from this semester.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

The Official Poverty Rate for African Americans Is the Lowest in History

The bad news is that In 2022, the Black poverty rate was still more than double to rate for non-Hispanic Whites. In 2022, 22.3 percent of all Black children lived in poverty.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Will Be the Next President of California State University, Los Angeles

Since 2020, Dr. Eanes has served as president of York College of the City University of New York. She served as vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton from 2012 to 2019. She will begin her new job in January.

Prior to the Pandemic, White Children Were Three Times as Likely to Be Homeschool Than Black Children

In 2019, Some 4 percent of all White children were homeschooled, compared to 1.2 percent of Black children. Thus, Whites were more than three times as likely as Blacks to be homeschooled. The most commonly reported reasons for homeschooling were concern about the school environment.

Two Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Provost Positions

Nosa O. Egiebor is the new provost and executive vice chancellor at Montana Technological University in Butte and Toni Williams has been named provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Martin University in Indianapolis.

Featured Jobs