Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. For questions about the accreditation of Saint Augustine’s University, contact the Commission at:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Telephone number: 404.679.4500
- CIC – Council on Independent Colleges
- NCICU – North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
- CRC – Cooperating Raleigh Colleges
University Leadership Team
Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, President
Mr. Benardo Dargan, Special Assistant to the President/Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Dr. Josiah J. Sampson, III, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Daniel C. Vélez, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Student Success
Mr. Edward Patrick, Interim Vice President of the Division of Business & Administration
Mrs. Debra Clark Jones, Vice President for University Advancement & External Affairs
Mission and Vision
The mission of Saint Augustine’s University is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.
Saint Augustine’s University will be nationally recognized as a comprehensive institution with high performing students, renowned faculty, focused community engagement and a strong alumni base of change agents.
SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2023
Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Augustine’s University.
Saint Augustine’s University received initial regional accreditation in 1942 under the former name of Saint Augustine’s College. Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.
Reaffirmation of accreditation is a process which ensures that member institutions maintain continuing compliance with Commission policies and the Principles of Accreditation – the accreditation standards of the membership. Reaffirmation occurs every 10 years, with a fifth year interim report due in between. Saint Augustine’s University last received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2011 and is preparing for the next reaffirmation period scheduled for 2023.
Saint Augustine’s University is currently under SACSCOC Warning for Accreditation Actions and Disclosure Statements. SACSCOC Membership Information for Saint Augustine’s University may be found at: http://sacscoc.org/institutions/ by entering its name in the Institution Name space.
Reaffirmation Steering Committee
The Reaffirmation Steering Committee has been set up to address the 14 sections of the Principles of Accreditation.
|Sections of the Principles of Accreditation||Committee Chair|
|SECTION 1: The Principle of Integrity||J. Sampson|
|SECTION 2: Mission||D.C Jones|
|SECTION 3: Basic Eligibility Standard||J. Sampson|
|SECTION 4: Governing Board||B. Dargan|
|SECTION 5: Administration and Organization||N. Petway Smith|
|SECTION 6: Faculty||Y. Umphrey|
|SECTION 7: Institutional Planning and Effectiveness||D. C Jones|
|SECTION 8: Student Achievement||O. Hankins|
|SECTION 9: Educational Program Structure and Content||J. Sampson|
|SECTION 10: Educational Policies, Procedures, and Practices||M. I. Moses|
|SECTION 11: Library and Learning/Information Resources||T. Nevels|
|SECTION 12: Academic and Student Support Services||D. Velez, C. Love|
|Section 13: Financial and Physical Resources||E. Patrick|
|SECTION 14: Transparency and Institutional Representation||S. Ximines|
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges requires member institutions to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as part of the reaffirmation process. QEPs must focus on the learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and the mission of the institution, engage participation of a wide range of institutional constituencies in the development and implementation of the plan, and be based on an assessment of need. In addition, the institution must provide evidence that it has sufficient resources to implement and complete the plan.
Dr. Mark A. Melton, Director of QEP/Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Public Health
Dr. Shirlkeymu Winston, General College
Dr. Elizabeth Fournier, Social Sciences
Dr. Charles Ibeziako, Business & Technology
Ms. Elizabeth Lee, Social Sciences
Dr. Anthony Grady, Department of Online, Distance & Extended Studies
Dr. Bernard Luscans, General College
Dr. Patrick Webb, Social Sciences
Ms. Tiffany Tuma, Assistant Dean of the Center of Student Success and Accessibility
Dr. Shawn Lewis, Social Sciences