PAC Earns SACs Accreditation
Palo Alto College received
reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS), the regional accrediting body for degree-granting higher
education institutions in 11 U.S. Southern states.
Accreditation indicates an
institution maintains specified educational objectives consistent with its
mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, while having the resources,
programs, and services to do so. Palo Alto College has been SACS accredited
since 1987. With the 2012 reaffirmation, Palo Alto College is fully accredited
until 2022. SACS examines college operations and makes recommendations on how
to improve the effectiveness of the institution by ensuring that the college
meets standards established by the higher education community that address the
needs of society and students.
Alto College President Dr. Ana M. ‘Cha’ Guzmán praised the faculty and staff at
Palo Alto for their service to complete the SACS report and achieving a 10-year
accreditation. “It is most rewarding when a reaccreditation committee
recognizes that Palo Alto College has a high performance team who has
diligently worked to achieve excellence in education,” she said.