Virginia Union Back In Good Standing With Accrediting Body

Virginia Union University, the historically black educational institution in Richmond, got some good news recently. The university received notice from the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that its accreditation warning had been rescinded. Last June, when issuing its warning, the commission had questioned the quality of the faculty in at least one department at the university. Since that time the university has hired additional faculty members who hold doctorates in order to satisfy the commission’s concerns.

There are about 1,400 undergraduate students at the university of whom 96 percent are black.