01/13/17: Kentucky governor puts Louisville at risk of losing accreditation

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to appoint a new board of trustees at the University of Louisville set off alarms for the school’s accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This week, the head of the agency, Belle Wheelan, sent Louisville’s acting president Neville G. Pinto a letter clarifying SACS’s decision to sanction the university because Bevin has “considerable external control and influence” that “places in jeopardy board capacity to be ultimately responsible for providing a sound education program.”

Read more at The Washington Post.