The Western Association of Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC) officially affirmed reaccreditation for Gateway Seminary on March 4.
Highlights of the commission’s report included a reaccreditation period of 10 years and praise for educational excellence. It also singled out the online program as “a high quality program that exhibits the best practices in distance education.”
“We are so pleased by the affirmation we received in the reaccreditation process from WSCUC,” said Jeff Iorg, president of GateWay Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. “They were complimentary of the transition and what we have accomplished since moving the main campus to Ontario. Their recommendations are helpful as we move forward.”
The commission’s report included commendations related to the seminary’s transition, as well as recommendations for the future. The introduction of that section of the report read, in part: “Since the relocation of the main campus from Mill Valley to Ontario, California, major changes have occurred including enrollment growth, campus facilities expansion, branch campus closure and increases in faculty and staff. It is within this context that the following commendations and recommendations were identified by the team.”
WSCUC made the following commendations:
— The leadership and vision to rename and rebrand the institution and relocate it to Southern California.
— The planned, actualized, and significant improvement in the institution’s financial sustainability that has resulted from the sale of the Mill Valley campus and the move to Ontario.
— Demonstration of a strong sense of commitment, community, and common purpose among the faculty and staff, and between faculty and staff and the administration.
— The thoughtful design of tasteful, modern educational facilities.
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Source: Baptist Press