Accreditation warning removed from Fort Valley State University

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – We are hearing from Fort Valley State University a day after the school announced it’s no longer under an accreditation warning.

They say the people who reviewed how the campus runs, considered recent complaints of employee misconduct when making their decision. Last night, we told you that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges removed the warning this month, just one year after issuing it.

The university says the board wanted to know more about the school’s president, fiscal controls, and overall operation efficiency. Officials say they provided the board with information to show that they are continuing to provide new opportunities and programming for students.

“Not only do we protect the safety and security of our students, but also make sure that the programming that they receive it’s going to be programming that will prepare them to make sure that the support that they need is what they need in order to maximize their educational experience and to make sure that our fiscal controls are such that we’re operating effectively and efficiently,” Cedric Mobley, Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications with the university said.








(June 21, 2018) Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is no longer under an accreditation warning, the school announced Thursday.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) removed the warning on June 14, about one year after issuing it to the historically black college.

FVSU cited improved enrollment, academics, technology and finances as factors in the SACSCOC decision.

FVSU’s President, Dr. Paul Jones released this statement:

“Fort Valley State University has proven its strong positioning for a bright future. We are engineering the college of the future and preparing our students for careers as change agents in fields and industries never before envisioned. 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.”

The schools’ announcement comes amid poor publicity for the school as one of its former campus police officers faces accusations of unwanted sexual conduct with a student. 

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