Savannah State University Earns SACS Reaffirmation


Savannah State University President Cheryl D. Dozier today announced the university has received notice of its accreditation reaffirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The decision, made public June 21 by the SACSCOC at the end of its annual meeting, removes Savannah State University’s warning status, which was issued last December for a single compliance recommendation related to the number of full-time faculty in the university’s fast-growing criminal justice program. Since that time, Savannah State’s criminal justice program faculty increased from two to five faculty positions.

“The administration is committed to maintaining faculty assignments consistent with SSU’s normal teaching loads, and maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of its academic programs,” said Dozier. “This is a banner day for so many faculty and staff members who have worked diligently to earn the SACS reaffirmation.”

Savannah State University maintained its accredited status during the six-month warning period.



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