Paine College president to hold open community meeting about accreditation

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AUGUSTA, GA. – Paine College President, Samuel Sullivan, will address questions regarding the status of the college’s accreditation during an open community meeting followed by a press conference.

It will take place Monday, September 19 at 11 am in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.

Paine College has been notified that the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) denied its appeal.

Paine has instructed its attorneys to file a lawsuit in the United States District Court seeking an order compelling SACSCOC to restore its accreditation.

It is anticipated that this lawsuit will be filed in the next 48 hours.

Paine will ask a federal district judge to prevent SACSCOC’s ruling from taking effect until the conclusion of the lawsuit, and is hopeful that the Court will enter such an order in the next few days.

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