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Last updated 10:34PM ET
March 8, 2021
Probation Extended at Bishop State
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Bishop State Community College will remain on probation for another six months. The decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cited failures in financial and academic areas.

The extended probation was announced Thursday by the association as Bishop State's president, state Representative Yvonne Kennedy, faces a possible state school board vote June 28th on her future at the two-year school in Mobile.

SACS said its decision to extend probation was based on violation of five policies:

- A lack of integrity in college operations
- Failure to comply with rules governing federal financial aid
- A lack of qualified administrative and academic leaders
- Inadequate financial stability for college operations
- Failure to demonstrate that its graduates have acquired college-level skills and knowledge.

Bishop State spokesman Herb Jordan said neither Kennedy nor the college had a response to the SACS decision. The accrediting agency sanctioned Bishop State in December.

Two-year college chancellor Bradley Byrne said the extended probation does not help Kennedy's case.

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