The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

September 6, 2013

Ashford University not on notice with HLC

CLINTON — Ashford University is no longer on notice with the Higher Learning Commission, the university announced Thursday.

In March, the HLC placed Ashford on notice — a status that indicates a university is pursuing a course of action that, if continued, could lead to it being out of compliance with one or more criteria of accreditation.

When placing Ashford on notice, the HLC Board of Trustees noted the university had not demonstrated that it was substantially present in the region as required by a jurisdictional policy the board adopted in June 2012.

In a letter from the HLC issued Aug. 30, the HLC board stated it had removed the sanction against Ashford because the university had successfully established accredited status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the regional accrediting body that covers institutions in California where Ashford maintains a substantial administrative and executive presence and where a majority of the for-profit institutions’ students are based.

Ashford was awarded the WASC accreditation in July, nearly a year after the agency originally turned down Ashford’s initial accreditation bid.

The university’s successful acquisition of accredited status with WASC signaled Ashford’s intent to resign its accredited status with HLC, thereby ending the HLC’s need to determine if the university meets HLC’s jurisdictional requirements.

WASC found the university to be in substantial compliance with WASC standards, including the same standards the commission originally identified in placing the institution on notice.

“We are very pleased by HLC’s action,” Richard Pattenaude, president of Ashford University, said. “It is a reflection of the work we have done to strengthen the university and to provide our students with outstanding support.”

 

 

1
Text Only
Clinton
  • Work still needed on legal services CLINTON -- During Tuesday's meeting, the Clinton City Council is expected to finalize its agreement with Cedar Rapids firm Lynch Dallas, officially filling Clinton's city attorney void that has lasted nearly five months. The firm's scope, spelled ou

    April 21, 2014

  • Choral group marks 10th anniversary CLINTON -- A Clinton choral group will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend. RiverChor will celebrate the anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. A reception will be held in th

    April 21, 2014

  • 4-21-14 Ash Borer AP photo Horticulturalists: Infestation of Emerald Ash Borer 'inevitable'

    CLINTON - Not everyone at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum can remember what happened to local horticulture in the late 1960s. They've all heard stories, though, about how Dutch Elm Disease laid waste to scores of trees across the Midwest. Now another infes

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Clean-Up Day service project will spruce up city of Clinton

    CLINTON Spring is finally here but with it's arrival it has revealed an unsightly truth in downtown Clinton -- a lot of trash littered on the city streets. In an attempt to reduce the amount of trash, elected officials, city staff and volunteers wil

    April 21, 2014

  • Minnick New director at Ashford CLINTON -- Ashford University has appointed a new vice president/campus director of its Clinton campus. Charlie Minnick has been appointed for the position. He has been in the position on an interim basis since Jan. 1. Ashford University Provost Lori

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women on Fire event is Wednesday at Vista Grande CLINTON -- For many years, women in business have been honored in the city of Clinton, but on Wednesday, they have a night all their own. The Women are on Fire event will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Vista Grande in Clinton and will offer an oppo

    April 19, 2014

  • McEleney McEleney elected to insurance board CLINTON -- A car dealership owner recently earned a spot on a national insurance board. John McEleney, of Clinton and owner of McEleney Motors, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies. The election took place this w

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades Herald Staff Report Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades

    April 19, 2014

  • L'Kings keep Hot Rods cold BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- There's nothing like jumping on a team when it's down, and the Clinton LumberKings did just that Friday night. For the second night in a row, the LumberKings used a five-run inning to take a victory at Bowling Green Ballpark, th

    April 19, 2014

  • Way of the Cross photo The Way of the Cross By Amy Kent Herald Staff Writer The Way of the Cross

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook