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Another 6 months' probation for FAMU



As lawmakers await a Board of Governors task force report on FAMU's finances and operations, the word came down from accreditors today that FAMU will remain on probation another six months.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, meeting in New Orleans today, gave FAMU until June 2008 to comply with nine SACS standards for financial management and leadership.

The accrediting body’s 77-member Commission on Colleges placed FAMU on probation in June, two weeks before James Ammons became president, ruling that FAMU was in violation of 10 accrediting standards. Ammons said today he believes FAMU might have gotten off probation altogether had the Auditor General's recent financial audit been completed sooner.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:10pm]


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