University of Louisville removed from probation, maintains full accreditation

12/05/2017 12:32 PM

The University of Louisville announced on Tuesday that it has been removed from accreditation probation, per the university’s accreditation agency.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) notified UofL of its decision one year after it initially placed the school on probation. The agency ruled the university has adequately addressed nine concerns in areas of governance, administration and finance.

In a statement, UofL Interim President Greg Postel said:

“We are pleased with the decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to remove the probationary status. Our faculty, staff and administration worked diligently to address the commission’s concerns, and we are on solid ground for the future. Our academic programs continue to be strong, and the SACSCOC decision should assure our students and alumni that a University of Louisville degree will continue to be valued.”

SACSCOC President Belle Wheelan also addressed Tuesday’s vote.

“The university worked hard to show that they cared about the university enough to make sure that there were no clouds hanging over them anymore and we are very proud,” said Wheelan.

A SACSCOC committee is expected to visit UofL this spring as part of the university’s regular 10-year SACS accreditation process.


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