The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) announced that Florida A&M‘s accreditation has been reaffirmed.
FAMU was accredited by the SACSCOC in 1935 as the first historically black college or university to become a member of the SACSCOC.
It was announced that FAMU would be placed on a six-month probation in 2007 by the SACSCOC, mere days before President Ammons took the helm of the University; this while FAMU was still attempting to gain re-accreditation. The re-accreditation process was pushed back a year in order to ensure FAMU was able to meet all probation requirements. These conditions were related to compliance with core standards and financial and governance issues. In June of 2008, the SACSCOC removed FAMU from probation, a sign that the University was making strides in the right direction
“We are proud of the work of our accrediting team and the campus community,” said President Ammons in the official Press Release. “Two years ago scathing financial audits hinted toward fiscal instability and uncertainty at FAMU. We have met our challenges, completed the accrediting process and are focusing our energies on creating a 21st century learning center second to none.”
“We have been through some challenging times, and it is ironic that at the SACS annual meeting this year we were the presenters this time, telling others how to weather the storm,” said President Ammons. “I can truly say that achieving this milestone was a team effort and confirms the academic and administrative strength of the university.”
The SACSCOC has approved FAMU’s accreditation for a 10-year period, requiring no further reports required and no recommendations.