Wednesday, December 13, 2006
LeMoyne-Owen retains SACS accreditation
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has announced that LeMoyne-Owen College will continue to be accredited by SACS, with Lemoyne's current status of Probation with Good Cause for another year.
The commission found that LeMoyne has taken sufficient action over the last year to improve its financial health.
Robert Lipscomb, LeMoyne-Owen's board chairman, said the decision is encouraging for Lemoyne.
"The SACS Commission is giving the college another year to continue to make strides that will make the college stronger," Lipscomb says. "We are now able to complete our Strategic Transformation Plan which is currently underway to dramatically change the college's direction to make it much more responsive to current market needs."
That plan includes a review of Lemoyne's academic offerings with assistance from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, support from the United Negro College Fund, and a review of its business model by the Board of Trustees.
Johnnie Watson, interim president of LeMoyne, said even though the school had hoped for removal from probation, he will still work toward that goal.
"We will continue to work diligently to look for ways to address our issues and to get the college on sure footing by the next review period," Watson said.
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