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Comments sought before HLC accreditation visit March 7 and 8

ISSUED: 6 January 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Higher Learning Commission and Shepherd University seek comments from the public about the university in preparation for Shepherd’s periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission March 7 and 8.

Shepherd University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1950. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments in writing regarding Shepherd University to: Third-Party Comment on Shepherd University, The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

The public also may submit written comments on the commission’s website:

All comments must be received by February 7.

Shepherd’s accreditation documents may be viewed at

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