FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robert A. Sewell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Victor Valley College
E: Robert.Sewell@vvc.edu | T: 760.245.4271 ext. 2395 | C: 909.208.8515
VVC Receives Accreditation Without Sanction
VICTORVILLE – Victor Valley College’s accreditation status has been fully confirmed with no sanctions. In a letter received June 29, 2015 from Barbara Beno, President of Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Dr. Beno stated, “the Commission took action to remove Probation.”
The ACCJC, at its meeting June 3-5, 2015, reviewed the Follow-Up Report submitted by Victor Valley College, the report of the evaluation team that visited on March 25, 2015, and considered the opening testimony provided by President Roger Wagner. The Commission was appreciative of the commitment toward improvement that Dr. Wagner spoke of. The Follow-Up report was certified by the college leadership, including the president of the Board Of Trustees, Dr. Wagner, leaders of the faculty, and the Associated Student Body.
Dr. Beno further shared that based on the College Follow-Up Report, evidence submitted, and the External Evaluation Team Report, the Commission found that Victor Valley College has addressed the remaining sections from the last comprehensive review and resolved deficiencies in College policies, procedures, and practice which led to noncompliance. Commission took action to remove Victor Valley College from Probation, as well as action on 37 other institutions, including external evaluations, midterm reports, and follow-up reports, which can be found under Recent Actions on their website, www.accjc.org .
The good news was immediately shared with the VVC Campus Community by superintendent/president Roger Wagner, “I am pleased to inform you that Victor Valley College has been removed from probation by the ACCJC! More importantly, I want to extend my deep gratitude to each of you for your role in helping make this happen. I want to offer a special thank you to the full-time faculty for agreeing to concessions which helped make this possible. This is truly great news for all of us and the community as well. Thanks to each of you…job well done!”
ABOUT THE VVCCD:
The Victor Valley Community College District (VVCCD) is one of 72 community college districts within the California Community College system, the largest educational system in the world, which encompasses 112 community colleges. The VVCCD has for 53 years provided its communities and students with quality and affordable career training, certificates, associate’s degrees, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges or universities through Victor Valley College (VVC. For additional information on the VVCCD, please contact Robert A. Sewell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 760-245-4271, Ext. 2395 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.