SACS Clears Alabama A&M In Long-Running Inquiry; School Receives No Sanctions

Thursday, December 8, 2011

After an inquiry by its accrediting agency that lasted almost a year, Alabama A&M University said Tuesday the school has been cleared of any improper actions.

Alabama A&M President Dr. Andrew Hugine announced the conclusion of the inquiry by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools brought no penalties or sanctions.

Final word on the inquiry came Tuesday at the SACS Commission on Colleges annual meeting in Orlando. Hugine described the allegations against the school, resulting from formal complaints filed by two alums and a former administrator, as "unfounded complaints."

"I am pleased to report that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges at its December 6, 2011, meeting did not impose any sanctions against the University nor was the University placed on warning status or probation," Hugine said in a statement to The Times. "The University remains fully accredited with the SACS-Commission on Colleges.

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