Earlier today, at its annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga., the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) lifted the 12-month probation status placed upon Florida A&M University (FAMU) in December 2012. No further reports are required from the university.
“We are extremely pleased with the decision by SACSCOC to remove the probation sanction, which signifies that Florida A&M University is in compliance with the standards of the regional accrediting body,” said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. “As a member institution of SACSCOC, we fully appreciate the peer review process and we are committed to continuing the work needed to maintain the high standards of the commission.”
Robinson acknowledged that it took a comprehensive university-wide effort led by teams of dedicated faculty, staff and students that worked tirelessly outside of the limelight to help the university address the SACSCOC concerns.
“I would like to thank our Board of Trustees for their guidance and support and the FAMU SACS Leadership Team for their dedication and persistence. I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our students, faculty and staff who made invaluable contributions that helped bring about this positive outcome.”
FAMU expects to receive a letter from SACSCOC in January 2014 confirming today’s announcement.