Barber-Scotia College Suspends All Classes for the 2016 Spring Semester
Filed in HBCUs on January 8, 2016
In August 2015, JBHE published a post on the efforts of historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, to rebound from a decade of difficulties since losing its accreditation in 2004.
These efforts have hit another roadblock. The college announced that it would not hold any classes for the spring semester and was cancelling the remainder of the season for the college’s basketball teams for men and women.
In a letter to the college community, Barry Green, chair of the board of trustees and Brenda Sims, the executive administrator at the college, stated that “the Board has found it necessary to reorganize and restructure the institution for more effective operations in the future.” They added that they were focusing on efforts to regain accreditation and planned to reopen Barber-Scotia College for the Fall 2016 semester.
Green and Sims concluded that “this is a challenging time for our institution, but we believe that the New Barber Scotia College will be a stronger and more viable institution. We also believe that our opportunities for the future have grown out of this current crisis, and that the New Barber-Scotia College will serve many generations to come.”