LCC Earns 10 Year Reaffirmation of Accreditation from HLC

February 26, 2016

Parsons, KS- Labette Community College recently learned from the February 8th meeting of the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to continue accreditation until the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2025-26.

The Higher Learning Commission is the accrediting body for LCC which conducts a rigorous and comprehensive review of everything the college offers its students and community. This will make the third consecutive full reaffirmation of accreditation the college has received which is an indication, according to the HLC, of a quality curriculum, instruction, and support. A college may receive up to a 10 year reaffirmation.

"I have experienced the other side of evaluation, being an evaluator for other institutions, and knowing the rigors and expectations from the Higher Learning Commission our College is so fortunate to have such a talented faculty and staff that do the very best for our students every day. Our reaffirmation validates that,” said LCC President Dr. George C. Knox.

“The fact that we met all of the criteria and components in the HLC review is a tribute to the talented faculty and staff we have at LCC. Our visiting team also provided us with some great suggestions on how to improve in several areas, and we are already beginning to implement some of their suggestions,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Joe Burke.

“We are pleased the Higher Learning Commission has recognized LCC for providing quality learning opportunities in a supportive environment for success in a changing world (our mission statement),” said Dean of Instruction Dr. Mark Watkins. “We would not be successful if it were not for the contributions by our students, staff, faculty, administration, Board, and supporting members of the community.”

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