Saint Martin's College to host accreditation visit in October

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin’s College will host the Accreditation Visiting Committee from the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Oct. 9-11.

The Commission on Colleges evaluates colleges and universities on a 10-year cycle. Saint Martin’s was last evaluated in 1992, with follow-up reports in 1997 and 1999. Saint Martin’s College remains fully accredited.

The accreditation process in post-secondary education certifies to the educational community and the public that educational institutions are maintaining standards of performance, integrity and quality. It encourages higher educational effectiveness and also is crucial in securing federal funds, facilitating transfers of students’ academic credits and promoting the individual school’s credibility and legitimacy. Each institution is measured in terms of its stated mission and, in light of their mission, how well the institution meets a set of standards.

Saint Martin’s College invites public comments. Please direct your comments in writing to the Commission on Colleges, 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052. Comments must be received no later than Sept. 1.

For more information:
Jacqueline Johnson
Vice President for Academic Affairs
360-438-4310 or jjohnson@stmartin.edu

Holly Harmon, director of communication
Saint Martin’s Office of Communication
360-438-4332 or hharmon@stmartin.edu