NLC Accredited, Three Colleges' Accreditation Reaffirmed
The colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are pleased to announce the reaffirmation of the accreditation of Northwest Vista College, St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College. The colleges received notification of their reaffirmation at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) recent annual meeting. The colleges, in collaboration with the District, implemented changes to their policies and procedures after they were placed on Warning status by SACSCOC for 12 months in December 2016, while continuing to be accredited.
The district’s newest college, Northeast Lakeview College, was approved for accreditation by SACSCOC at the annual meeting. Palo Alto College was not affected by the SACSCOC actions and also continues to be accredited.
“The Board is extremely proud of the outstanding level of collaboration and the dedication and hard work on the part of the administration, faculty and staff at Northwest Vista, St. Philip’s and San Antonio Colleges which has resulted in this wonderful news,” said Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Yvonne Katz. “On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Northwest Vista President Dr. Ric Baser, St. Philip’s President Dr. Adena Williams Loston and SAC President Dr. Robert Vela on their colleges’ reaffirmation of accreditation,” she added.
“We are pleased that these three colleges, working together with the district administration and the Board of Trustees, have satisfied the recommendations of SACSCOC and now have their accreditation reaffirmed,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “We also want to congratulate Dr. Tom Cleary, who did an outstanding job as interim president of NLC, and Dr. Veronica Garcia and the administration, faculty and staff at Northeast Lakeview College on the excellent work they have done that has resulted in their receiving accreditation,” he added.
Since the three colleges on Warning status remained accredited, the action by SACSCOC did not adversely affect their enrollment, the ability to award financial aid to their students, the transfer of students’ credits to universities or students’ ability to graduate.