Dallas College finding new accreditor

CARMEN GUZMAN, Managing Editor

Dallas College Chancellor Justin Lonon revealed in his “60 Minutes With Lonon” video released Dec. 19, that the administration is seeking to replace its current accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

“I think we owe it to ourselves as Dallas College, as a new institution, to see ‘do we have an accreditor that is meeting the rate of change and the progress and innovation that we want to focus on?’” Lonon said.

Accreditors assess the quality of academics, which can affect which courses, degrees and scholarships are offered. Although switching accreditors has no bearing on an employee’s “day to day role,” Lonon pledges that the administration is carefully considering options.