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UTEP accreditation ‘warning status’ is officially removed

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Iziah Moreno
UTEP had until Sept. 8 to send documents to prove accreditation.

UTEP officials announced Tuesday morning, Dec. 5 that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has removed the warning status from the university accreditation.  

This summer the Board of Trustees from SACSCOC sent the university a letter June 29, stating that UTEP did not provide enough documentation to remain accredited, and issued the university a warning status.  

In a statement sent out by UTEP Provost John Wiebe to staff, faculty and students early Tuesday morning to share this positive outcome says: 

“We provided the information requested to SACSCOC in September, and this weekend the board formally accepted our response, and the warning status was removed,” Wiebe said.  

The statement also addressed that the agency’s decision to remove the warning status affirms the university’s academic quality.  

“While we expected this positive outcome, I wanted to let you know that SACSCOC continues to affirm our academic quality without reservation,” Wiebe said.  

Erik Acosta is the web and copy editor and may be reached at [email protected]

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Erik Acosta is the editor-in-chief for The Prospector. He is a senior majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in theatre. He plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and print with hopes of working at LA times, Washington Post and ABC News.
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Iziah Moreno is the photo editor for The Prospector. He is a freshman majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in marketing. After graduation, he hopes to work in the world of photojournalism and media.
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