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Commission reinstates DVC’s accredited status

DVC Interim President Peter Garcia (Travis Jenkins/The Inquirer)

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has reaffirmed

Diablo Valley College’s accreditation, according to DVC Interim President Peter Garcia at a Feb. 2 meeting in the BFL community conference room.  

During the meeting, Garcia read from an ACCJC letter sent to the school informing the DVC community that the commission reinstated the college’s accredited status after reviewing follow-up reports from Jan. 11 – 13, 2011 and visiting the college on Nov. 18, 2010.

Garcia, along with other including Faculty Senate President Laurie Lema and accreditation liaison Ted Weiden, thanked the audience and the DVC community for their work.

Weiden said “it took an entire campus to [get the school accredited].” He also said, even though the school’s problems were not completely resolved, “we need to take time as a community and celebrate.”

After saying that the commission was impressed by the “intense scrutiny” in the new program review process, Garcia thanked the DVC staff, faculty and students.

“It wasn’t a college falling apart, it was a college in need of repositioning,” Garcia said.

He said the ACCJC letter to the school and reports were confidential until the commission made an action, and the email and reports will be available for the public later today.

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