Simpson University is Back to Full Accreditation

[fa icon="calendar"] March 20, 2019 / by Ray Van Gilst

accredited sealDr. Norm Hall, new President of Simpson University, addressed us at Encounter. He has been instrumental along with the hard work of University Administration and Faculty in bringing Simpson back to full accreditation. 

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Simpson University Receives Institutional Accreditation Renewal

REDDING, Calif.— Simpson University has again received full institutional accreditation reaffirmation from its accrediting agency, as well as removal of a “probation” sanction issued in 2017.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission gave its decision on March 4, following an October campus visit from an accreditation team and a report from the university detailing steps taken to address concerns related to financial sustainability and strategic planning.

“This is very gratifying,” Board of Trustees member James Postma told Simpson employees during a meeting to announce the news on March 5. “It was a bit scary two years ago. To have come this far in this time is totally remarkable.”

The commission’s options included extending probation; moving the university to a “warning” status; or reaffirming accreditation.

The six-year reaffirmation comes with notice that the accreditation team will visit campus in two years to assure continued progress.

“This is no small feat,” President Norman Hall told employees. “In my 30 years in higher education, I have never seen an institution move directly from the probation sanction to accreditation without sanctions.”

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We have great hope in the future of our university and are very grateful for the efforts of those who have worked so hard to bring us to this place.

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