Christendom College Earns SACS Reaccreditation

January 7, 2013

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Christendom College has earned reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The accrediting agency for colleges and universities in 11 states, SACS visited the college in the spring of 2012, examined the college's policies and institutional structure, and issued its affirmation in December.

Christendom College received full accreditation in 1987, and was first reaccredited in 2002, and now again in 2012.  Each institution of higher learning must seek reaccreditation every ten years.   Christendom College received SACS’ highest level of reaffirmation, with no recommendations for improvement, and will not have to seek reaccreditation until 2022.  This is the best possible outcome that could result from the accreditation process.

“It was a joy to hear that Christendom College has been fully reaccredited,” College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said. “To receive such an affirmation from one’s peers—in SACS—speaks very highly of the excellent program and mission of the college. Knowing the high standards that are set by SACS, it is a tribute to the excellence and the professionalism of the college's board, faculty, and staff.”

O’Donnell, along with the college’s faculty and staff, enjoyed working with Dr. Mark Smith, Dr. Kathy Dye, and the other members of the reaccreditation committee.

“I was very impressed with the level of their professionalism and helpfulness throughout the process,” O’Donnell said.

For more information about SACS visit: http://sacscoc.org/

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