Saint Paul’s College Wins Court Order to Regain Accreditation

Saint Paul’s College has regained its accreditation and plans to hold classes this fall after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction ordering the accreditor to reinstate the college’s probationary status, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The historically black college in Lawrenceville, Va., was stripped of its accreditation in June by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. The order, issued on Wednesday by Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, said the college and its accreditor had agreed “to protect the rights and interests of the parties” during legal proceedings over the financially troubled college’s status. Earlier the college had announced that it would suspend most operations and not open for traditional classes in the fall.

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