December 13, 2012
I can't think of a better way to close out a productive and successful semester than to inform you that Old Dominion University has received its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)!
The reaffirmation, which was announced at the SACSCOC annual meeting this week in Dallas, cited no recommendations for improvement and gave specific commendation for our Quality Enhancement Plan. The reaffirmation means the university is accredited until 2022.
This accomplishment is the result of more than two years of hard work and dedication by a team of faculty, staff and administrators, as well as the cooperation and support of the entire campus. I'd like to thank Provost Carol Simpson for her overall leadership and SACS Reaffirmation Co-Chairs Marty Sharpe and Sara Morris for their Herculean efforts to lead this lengthy and arduous process to its successful conclusion. Additionally, significant gratitude goes to Mona Danner and Worth Pickering for their pioneering work developing our Quality Enhancement Plan, "Improving Disciplinary Writing."
Accreditation signifies Old Dominion University's success in meeting our mission and achieving our objectives and goals. While those of us who dedicate ourselves to the betterment of ODU know what a unique and outstanding institution it is, it is incredibly gratifying to have the public acknowledgement of a prestigious group like SACS affirm it.
John R. Broderick