PUC Announces Another Eight Years of Accreditation from WASC

By Staff Writer on August 10, 2018

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The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has reaffirmed another eight years of accreditation for Pacific Union College, affirming that PUC has met the Commission’s high standards of quality and effectiveness.

“We are very pleased at the outcome of the reaffirmation of our accreditation,” President Robert Cushman said. “Maintaining accreditation is incredibly important, as it validates that we are creatingthe bestpossiblelearning environmentforourstudentstoachievetheireducationalgoals.”

The announcement comes after the Commission evaluated the College’s institutional report and conducted a three-day on-site review in April 2018.

“Our long relationship with WASC—we were first accredited in 1951—continues to strengthen the academic program and reaffirm our commitment to student success,” adds Vice President for Academic Administration, Nancy Lecourt. 

In its official action letter, the Commission noted it was particularly impressed with the College’s commitment to its mission and purpose. Commissioners acknowledged the collaborative process in the development of the College’s new strategic plan, which will be launched this Fall.

"We are quite pleased with the affirmation of our mission and ongoing support for the future of PUC,” said Cushman. “The reaccreditation honors the hard work and exceptional efforts of our PUC faculty and staff.” 

“We have more work to do in in the areas of enrollment, finance, and assessment, but I am confident that, in true Pioneer fashion, we will assess our progress in these areas and ensure continuous improvement,” said Cushman. “Our board of trustees, faculty, staff, and administrators have already begun to aggressively address the WASC recommendations and thecollege will be stronger as a result.”

For more information and to view the WASC Senior College and University Commission action letter visit https://www.wscuc.org.