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Virginia Intermont placed on probation

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 12:19pm  ET

BRISTOL, Va. - Virginia Intermont College in Bristol has been placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The action was announced Tuesday at the association's annual meeting in Dallas. The Bristol Herald Courier ( http://bit.ly/TTxKfF) reports that the probation is the latest setback for the private, liberal arts college. It has struggled with financial issues for years.

For the past two years, Virginia Intermont has been on warning status, a lesser sanction.

The college's president, E. Clorisa Phillips, said school officials were disappointed with the commission's action but would continue working with it to resolve its concerns.

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Information from: Bristol Herald Courier, http://www.bristolnews.com


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