TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Tallahassee Democrat) -- Rattlers are rejoicing today.
Florida A&M interim President Larry Robinson was informed Monday night that his university is no longer on probation with its accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Robinson, at SACS' annual convention in Atlanta with a team of faculty and administrators, informed FAMU's trustees during a conference call shortly after 12 p.m. today.
SACS imposed a one-year probation sanction - one step short of a virtual death knell, losing accreditation - last December.
The probation sanction followed serious violations in the university's Office of Audit and Compliance during 2011. Fifteen flawed audit summaries were submitted to FAMU's board of trustees and to the Board of Governors, including some summaries for audits that were never performed.
Marice Edington, dean of the College of Science and Technology and FAMU's liaison to SACS, has led a university-wide effort during the past 12 months to address issues cited by SACS.
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