The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) removed the warning issued to Fort Valley State University (FVSU) in June 2017 during its Board of Trustees meeting on June 14, 2018.
“Fort Valley State University has proven its strong positioning for a bright future,” said Paul Jones, Ph.D., president. “We are engineering the college of the future and preparing our students for careers as change agents in fields and industries never before envisioned. This action by SACSCOC is a vote of confidence in our solid financial controls, student support systems, and instructional foundation as we prepare to evolve into a unique model of effectiveness in student academic growth and professional development.”
During the past two years, FVSU has significantly strengthened its operational efficiency and ability to deliver robust and relevant academic and co-curricular programming through the implementation of new technology, reporting processes, authorization procedures, and new leadership in audit, compliance, budget, financial aid, performance measurement, and student affairs roles. Over the past two years, enrollment has increased by more than 2.7% and student residence halls occupancy has increased to 98%. The athletic programs have eliminated an annual deficit, and at the same time, the university has greatly enhanced private fundraising and communications capacity. FVSU’s most recent independent audit was returned with no new findings.
More information about the SACSCOC June 2018 accreditation actions can be found at http://www.sacscoc.org/june2018actionsanddisclosurestatments.asp.
*Special from FVSU Office of Communications