They’re back in the game!
The historic Morris Brown College has received approval for their application for re-accreditation, The Atlanta Voice reports.
In 2002, nearly two decades ago, the historic university had its accreditation revoked due to overwhelming debt and financial mismanagement by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Since then, the institution has worked hard to restore its accreditation, bringing in new leadership, galvanizing former alum, and planning a new path forward.
The university recently hosted a 2020 virtual homecoming, raising more than a half-million dollars to support its efforts. Now, Dr. Kevin James, president of Morris Brown College, has announced that its accreditation application with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) has been approved.
Morris Brown College has announced their accreditation approval by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). This major step brings them so much closer to receiving full accreditation by Fall 2021. Congratulations Mo’Brown! pic.twitter.com/PIebDSHh9h
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Bishop Reginal T. Jackson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Bishop of the 6th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, spoke about the recent approval, saying, “I am excited about the future of Morris Brown College under Dr. James’ leadership. Morris Brown has made tremendous progress within the last twenty months. The funds raised at this year’s homecoming represents the largest homecoming fundraiser in the past twenty years. [That and the approval] with TRACS are clear signs that Morris Brown College is headed in the right direction and gaining momentum for its future.”
This most recent approval is the first in a series of necessary steps to receive full accreditation. TRACS is responsible for accrediting many colleges and HBCUs, including Bennett College, Paul Quinn College and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
“This is history in the making…The institution now has national visibility and resurgence. I am also excited about the revitalization of the institution’s academic programs and student services, including new programs such as Esports Performance, Global Management and Applied Leadership, and Hospitality Management. Morris Brown can now compete again, and great things are in store for MBC,” James told reporters.
TRACS will complete its final evaluation on-site in January 2021 before full candidacy consideration in April 2021.
Congratulations, Morris Brown College!
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