FAIRFIELD, CA, FEBRUARY 7, 2014: Solano Community College (SCC) has received the letter it was waiting for from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). SCC has been cleared of all sanctions and has received ACCJC’s recommendation for accreditation reaffirmation.
“While the College never lost its accreditation status, ACCJC issued warnings over the years for us to make improvements,” said Pam Keith, SCC Governing Board President. “Receiving notification that all sanctions have been completely lifted is exhilarating news,” she added.
Dr. Jowel Laguerre, SCC Superintendent-President shared, “We are ecstatic to receive the wonderful news regarding our accreditation status! I want to thank the Governing Board, students, faculty, and staff for their patience, hard-work and diligence to restore Solano Community College’s reputation. Furthermore, we want to reassure the community that although our status was never removed, we are better than we were two years ago and will strive to continually improve Solano County and Winters local community college.”
The College will host a press conference on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Fairfield Campus, Theater Building. The conference is scheduled to begin at 9:00am. The ACCJC letter will be read and questions will be answered during this time. All are welcome to attend!
About Solano Community College:
The College has served as the preeminent educational institution in Solano County since 1945 when it was founded as Vallejo Junior College. In the early 1970s, the College moved to its present Fairfield site, and is currently serving over 20,000 students throughout the academic year.
In addition to the main campus in Fairfield, the College has one Center in Vacaville, and one in Vallejo. To further serve the community, SCC offers courses at Travis Air Force Base, and operates a School of Aeronautics at the Nut Tree Airport.
Currently, Solano Community College offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in various disciplines, to include transfer courses to CSU and UC, and provides training in several trades. For more information, please visit us at www.solano.edu.