Texas A&M-Kingsville SACS Accreditation Reaffirmed

KINGSVILLE - December 08, 2015

Contact: Jason Marton
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            The accreditation of Texas A&M University-Kingsville by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was reaffirmed at their annual meeting. 

            A&M-Kingsville received the best possible reaffirmation, with no recommendations for additional action. 

            The Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. 

            To gain or maintain accreditation with the COC, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the SACS Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the COC.             

            “The reaffirming of accreditation is great news for our campus. I am especially pleased that there are no recommendations for action from SACS-COC, and I know that is a reflection of the level of effort and diligence put forth by our reaccreditation team. 

            “Reaccreditation with SACS is a long, detailed process that takes many years. Dr. Duane Gardiner, our Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, led our reaccreditation team. I want to thank him for his leadership and dedication, and the hard work and commitment of the team and Dr. Gardiner’s staff.” 

            Gardiner said of the reaccreditation, “Being unconditionally accredited by SACS-COC demonstrates our university’s success and integrity in delivering quality teaching, research, and service programs to our students and stakeholders. Our university can be very proud of this stamp of approval.”