Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently made decisions affecting several historically Black colleges and universities in its jurisdiction.

Fort Valley State University in Georgia was removed from warning status, where it was placed last June. Paul Jones, president of the university, stated that “this action by SACSCOC is a vote of confidence in our solid financial controls, student support systems, and instructional foundation as we prepare to evolve into a unique model of effectiveness in student academic growth and professional development.”

Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge was removed from warning status.

Southern University at New Orleans was placed on warning status for issues concerning its governing board and financial responsibility.

Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida was placed on probation for issues concerning its governing board and financial responsibility.

Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, was placed on probation for issues relating to financial responsibility, control of finances, and control of sponsored research/external funds.

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