Wilberforce University won’t get a visit from the Higher Learning Commission until April because of bad weather, the school announced Monday. Wilberforce also says it was “fully ready,” but The Dayton Business Journal reports a visit delay from the commission could help Wilberforce in the end.

[quote_box_center]From the Journal: The delay may be a good opportunity for Wilberforce to continue making drastic changes to its business model. The school faces a potential loss of accreditation from the commission, which noted in June declining enrollment, as well as significant financial and leadership challenges.[/quote_box_center]

Wilberforce, the country’s oldest historically black college or university (HBCU), is facing another challenge. But in a statement new president Algeania Marie Warren Freeman says the Black college will survive and carry on producing millennial world leaders:

[quote_box_center]Wilberforce is yet again facing a challenge, but I invite you to join me in faith and hard work believing that the institution with all persons who truly love Wilberforce will unify in support to help save the legacy of this stalwart educational giant. …institution will not only SURVIVE BUT WILL THRIVE in preparing the next generation of great leaders who will made a distinctive difference in changing the human condition in the global marketplace.[/quote_box_center]