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December 31, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACBSP Reaffirms Accreditation of
UDC Business Programs


Washington, DC - The University of the District of Columbia is proud to announce continued accreditation of its business programs by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business school at University of the District of Columbia meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“This illustrates our institution continues on the path of excellence and is continuing to improve in every facet of our operation,” said University System President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms. “It is evidence of our commitment to providing the best possible education for our students in the proud ‘land-grant’ tradition.”

The Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation will be presented at the ACBSP convention in Los Angeles in June 2010 by Director Steve Parscale, who noted, “The University of the District of Columbia has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process.”

“This truly validates all we are doing to provide the very finest business education for our students,” said Dr. Charlie E. Mahone, Jr., Dean of UDC’s School of Business and Public Administration. “The endorsement brings a wealth of credibility to our institution.”

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs. In 2001, ACBSP was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The University System of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. Member institutions include: the University of the District of the Columbia, offering Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; The David A. Clarke School of Law, consistently rated one of America’s best public interest law schools; and the Community College of the District of Columbia, offering two-year Associate’s Degree and certificate programs. CCDC serves the City’s residents by integrating workforce preparation, employability skill development, quality education and remediation, and continuous lifelong learning. As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System supports a broad mission of education, research and community service.

As the only urban land-grant institution of higher learning in the nation, the University System of DC is committed to offering the highest quality education in a way that is accessible to all. Visit our website: www.udc.edu.




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The University of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. As an urban land-grant university, it supports a broad mission of education, research and community service and offers bachelors and masters degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The university is located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Contact:
Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371