On December 8th, 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. 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.
Message from NSU Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. on SACSCOC Decision
December 8, 2015
Dear Norfolk State University Family,
I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has determined that Norfolk State University (NSU) has satisfied all of its accreditation concerns and has voted to remove the university from probation. As you are aware, NSU was placed on probation in 2014, largely for administrative and procedural matters not related to the quality of our academic enterprise. NSU has been fully and continuously accredited since it first became eligible for accreditation in 1969 and today’s news – a positive outcome – ensures that Norfolk State will continue toward improvement, growth and a culture of assessment.
There is no doubt that the probation sanction was challenging for everyone. However, as Spartans, every member of the NSU community rose to the challenge. Norfolk State has emerged as a stronger institution – well-positioned for a brighter future.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all students, faculty, staff and friends of the University who have supported us throughout this time. Thank you for your confidence and love for this great institution. Behold The Green and Gold!
Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
Interim President and CEO
Source:Norfolk State University Newsdesk