December 9, 2010

Grambling State University Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation

GRAMBLING, LA—The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) announced today the reaffirmation of accreditation for Grambling State University during the Commission’s December meeting.

“Today we learned that Grambling State University’s request for reaffirmation of accreditation has been approved. This reaffirmation demonstrates that Grambling State University is committed to academic excellence and to our mission,” said Grambling State University president, Dr. Frank G. Pogue. “If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind about the academic offerings at Grambling State University, this is proof that we are a quality institution of higher learning.”

Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Connie Walton, remarked, “Preparing for and undergoing this reaffirmation process was a monumental task. This was truly a team effort. The participation from faculty, staff, students and the university community was outstanding and is a perfect example of how working together can yield phenomenal results.”

This is another great accomplishment for the Grambling State University community which successfully underwent three reaccreditations this spring by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The university’s laboratory schools were also successful reevaluated this year.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Commission’s mission is the enhancement of educational quality throughout the region and it strives to improve the effectiveness of institutions by ensuring that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community that address the needs of society and students. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

The Commission on Colleges requires reaffirmation of accreditation every ten years. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Grambling State University.


Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office


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