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Accrediting Agency against Grambling State University

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Accrediting Agency against Grambling State University

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Accrediting Agency Acts Against Grambling State University

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has taken punitive action against Grambling State University.

At its summer meeting late last month in Portsmouth, Va., the SACS denied its reaffirmation of Grambling State University's 10-year reaccreditation and placed the school on warning.

"This is a very significant move by the commission," says SACS spokesman David Carter. "While Grambling was continued in its status as an accredited institution, its 10-year reaffirmation was denied, and it has been placed on warning for six months."

Carter says Grambling has until the commission's December meeting to provide copies of audits from fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

"The institution (Grambling) failed to demonstrate compliance with issues concerning financial resources," Carter says. "In other words, they were unable to provide the requested audits."

Legislative Auditor Dan Kyle says his office is still working on the audit for Grambling.

"We are doing everything we can to get the audit complete," Kyle says. …

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