College of the Redwoods keeps Accreditation
College of the Redwoods announces that they will keep their accreditation after being officially cleared from a severe “show-cause” sanction. In a letter received Wednesday by the Accrediting Commission, the college has been removed from show-cause sanction and placed on probation. CR President Kathy Smith says, “We still have some reduction of expenditures that we have to make or some increasing of revenues in order to balance our budget."It's been a tough year for College of the Redwoods. As they searched for a new president, the sanction was announced. For the past 9 months, Kathy Smith along with board members, and faculty have been fighting to keep the school from hitting rock bottom."There was alot of angst, and anxiety over what the future would hold. But I think that they all; faculty, staff, board, everybody has come together very well and working with me as a new president to make sure we got on the right track and made it to this point,” said Smith. Now, the process starts all over. A new report will be submitted to the Accrediting Commission in October. The commission will visit the campus in November; by January of 2014, Smith says she hopes they’ll be void of all sanctions. The challenge to address new recommendations begins immediately.