Cuesta College hires consultant to help repair accreditation status

Cuesta College has hired consulting firm California Collegiate Brain Trust to assist the college with the creation of a strategic plan to enhance the college’s long-term planning efforts.

Strategic planning was one area of improvement required by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in their report to Cuesta College in early February, when the college was put on probation status. The Cuesta College Foundation is paying for the consultant.

The consulting team will arrive on campus March 8 and visit again in mid-April to conduct research and elicit help from constituent groups on campus. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to participate in the process.

“This is a very important project for the college,” said Dr. Gil Stork, superintendent/president of Cuesta College, in a news release. “It is an important piece of our future and our accreditation remediation.”

In addition to the March and April dates, the consulting team will work closely with the college and visit Cuesta College’s campuses several times in the next four months.