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Norfolk State University’s Accrediting Agency Lifts Sanction

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  
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NSU Newsroom—Dec. 8, 2015)—Norfolk State University’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), notified Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. today that the university has satisfied all of the agency’s accreditation concerns and voted to remove NSU from the probation status. NSU is no longer under the accreditation sanction. Moore received the news while attending the SACSCOC annual meeting held in Houston, Texas.

The SACSCOC Special Committee visited Norfolk State University October 13-15. The committee confirmed the contents of the university’s Second Monitoring Report that was submitted to SACSCOC in September. The outcome of the Committee’s

assessment was that there were no recommendations for Norfolk State University based on their review – the best possible outcome for NSU. The university was placed on probation in December 2014, largely for administrative and procedural matters not related to the viability of the university’s academic programs.

Norfolk State has been fully and continuously accredited since it first became eligible for accreditation in 1969. “Today’s news ensures that Norfolk State will continue toward improvement, growth and a culture of assessment,” said Moore.

“Norfolk State University has emerged a much stronger institution; an institution well-positioned for a brighter future.” Moore also thanked students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Norfolk State for their support.

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