On December 6th, Fort Valley State University received an accreditation warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has a year to resolve those issues. Savannah State was also reprimanded along with FVSU. Even though FVSU’s status has changed, the university still has its full accreditation. The warning does come one year after SACS had awarded FVSU with a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation in December 2010.

In a statement FVSU President Larry E. Rivers said that the university is working diligently to resolve any questions SACS have in regard to fiscal and administrative issues.

“Fort Valley State University has been involved in a multiyear effort to enhance its fiscal procedures, and in that effort has benefited through assistance from the United States Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Georgia Board of Regents and Georgia Department of Audits,” said FVSU President Larry E. Rivers. “Since all issues had not been resolved completely, we knew that a warning was a possibility. We had hoped, however, that our progress would have allowed for another year of monitoring at the most. Still, we respect SACS and will work to resolve its concerns fully,” Rivers added.

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