Kean University Board Of Trustees Approves Report Pushing To Maintain Accreditation

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Saying "our actions will predict our future," Kean University’s board of trustees unanimously approved a report tonight outlining why the school should keep its accreditation.

The report — compiled with the help of more than 250 members of the campus community — will be submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting group that put Kean on probation earlier this summer after a review turned up numerous problems at the public university.

The trustees convened the emergency meeting on the Union Township campus this afternoon to hear comments from the public. Then, board members spent several hours behind closed doors with the school’s attorneys before emerging to approve the final version of the report.

"Today and in the days to come, our actions will predict our future," said Ada Morell, chairwoman of Kean’s board of trustees. "We must keep in mind, first and foremost, Kean University and our students."

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