December 11, 2018

University of Louisville accreditation reaffirmed through 2027

By Sam Combest — 

The University of Louisville announced their accreditation has been reaffirmed through Dec. 2027. 

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SASCOC) made the announcement at their national meeting in New Orleans Dec. 11.

The university sent an email notifying students, faculty and staff of the accreditation.

In the email President Neeli Bendapudi said, “SASCOC has recognized the university’s hard work in fixing our problems of the past and setting a solid foundation for our future.”

The email said, “SASCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in 11 U.S Southern states and Latin America for institutions that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral or professional degrees.”

SASCOC evaluates universities every ten years to determine if the university meets their requirements.

U of L was placed on probation in 2017 when the SASCOC raised concerns over the university’s finances and administration.

The probation also included the three SASCOC standards that were broken by Governor Matt Bevin in 2017 when he reorganized the university’s Board of Trustees, and negotiated the resignation of former president James Ramsey.

The standards were that a university’s governing body must be dismissed by fair process and be free of political and financial influence. The election of the university’s executive officer must be free of outside influences too. 

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