Concordia College-Selma received news last week that it had received reaffirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). -- Chris Wasson

SACS reaffirms Concordia

Published 11:53pm Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) announced late last week the reaffirmation of Concordia College-Selma.

“SACS reaffirmation is very important to our college,” Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo, Concordia president, said. “As an institution of higher education, we value the approval of our peers who make up the Commission on Colleges. This stamp of approval signals to our students and the community that Concordia College is a diverse, global institution of excellence, and a leader in developing intellectual, spiritual and moral leaders of Christ-centered justice.”

SACS Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. SACS has accredited Concordia since 1983.

Regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement and serves to recognize higher education institutions for performance, integrity and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public.

Concordia is accredited by SACS to award the associate degree in general studies and the bachelor of science degree in education and business management.

To maintain accreditation with the Commission on Colleges, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the “Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement” and with the policies and procedures of the Commission on Colleges.

Concordia College was founded in 1922 by Dr. Rosa Young. It is one of ten institutions of higher education in the Concordia University System operated by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

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