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Accrediting team to visit Norfolk State

Monday - 9/9/2013, 7:30am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A team from an accrediting agency is coming to Norfolk State University to review records and meet with school leaders.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is conducting the review to determine whether sanctions against Norfolk State are warranted.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ) reports that the team is scheduled to visit the university on Wednesday and Thursday.

In July, the accrediting agency's Commission on Colleges sent a letter to former Norfolk State President Tony Atwater saying it had found evidence of significant accreditation-related issues. They include concerns about the university's financial accountability.

Commission on Colleges President Belle Wheelan says information provided by the university in August didn't demonstrate that it's in compliance with the accrediting agency's standards.

Norfolk State officials say they're confident that the university won't be penalized.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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