Florida A&M University Removed From Accreditation Probation

Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, has been removed from the list of schools on accreditation probation. After two consecutive six-month probation periods, the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools has decided that the university’s shaky financial situation has been largely rectified.

Upon the announcement, there was widespread rejoicing on the Tallahassee campus. President James H. Ammons, who was brought in to solve the university’s problems a year ago, stated, “We have been able to solve and address the critical issues that threatened the very existence of this university. Through our success, we have preserved this institution’s legacy for generations to come.”

The news was not so encouraging for two other black colleges. Paul Quinn College in Texas was kept on probation. Dillard University in New Orleans, which had its campus devastated by Hurricane Katrina three years ago, was placed on probation because of the institution’s financial situation.