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Cuesta president acknowledges accreditation trouble

Cuesta College Interim President Gil Stork acknowledged today that the college is in trouble with its accreditation.

College administrators announced late Wednesday that it the school has been placed on probation by the agency responsible for accrediting community colleges. The probation status follows a warning issued to Cuesta by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges last year.

Cuesta’s accreditation remains intact but administrators must address recommendations made by the agency within the next year or they will likely lose accreditation.

High on the fix-it list is the need to form a comprehensive strategic plan - something that has been lacking for years, according to Stork. The college must also fill several key administrative positions - something Stork said will happen by May.

--AnnMarie Cornejo

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