Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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

            1866 Southern Lane

            Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

            Telephone number: 404.679.4500

Affiliations

  •   CIC – Council on Independent Colleges
  •   NCICU – North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
  •   CRC – Cooperating Raleigh Colleges

QEP

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.

QEP Committee

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

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

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Student Achievement Data

SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2022

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 2022.

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

Contact

Dr. Josiah J. Sampson, III

Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

jsampson@st-aug.edu

919.516.4608

Dr. LaVerne R. Weldon

Director of Accreditation and Compliance

lweldon@st-aug.edu

919.516.4137