Last Updated on February 16, 2012 by Paulette Brown-Hinds

The two colleges of the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD), Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College, have received word that their accreditation status is maintained, a point of pride in an academic environment where 16 of their sister schools were put on accreditation warning or probation, or ordered to show cause as to why their accreditation should not be revoked in the Commission’s January actions.

Both schools are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and will prepare full reports and will be visited by Accreditation teams for the regular evaluation cycle in the fall 2014.

“We want the communi ty to know how proud we are of our colleges. Maintaining excellence in this challenging economic environment is our continuing goal,” noted Carleton W. Lockwood, Jr., president of the Board of Trustees. Chancellor Bruce Baron said, “The Commission’s actions support our conviction that putting students first, focusing on providing a quality education, and committing our schools to policies and procedures that support longterm planning efforts is in the best interests of our students.”

Crafton Hills College Vice President of Instruction Cheryl Marshall, Ed.D. , thanked the college accreditation committee “for all [their] hard work and support of new processes,” and noted that the committee was already in place and would be fully prepared for the 2014 accreditation cycle.

Interim President of San Bernardino Valley College Larry Buckley, Ph.D. , similarly thanked his team and said, “Your tireless effort provided the accrediting commission with evidence of the superior nature of our institution and has provided our students and community with the assurance they deserve – that San Bernardino Valley College provides recognized quality educational opportunities.”