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HLC Postpones Visit To Wilberforce University

Weather conditions have caused the agency that will decide Wilberforce University's fate to postpone a planned visit to the campus.

The Higher Learning Commission issued a show-cause order last June alleging the university was out of compliance in several areas including its academic programs, finances and facilities.

In December, Wilberforce delivered a 3,000 page document to the commission explaining that it has improved the conditions on campus and should keep its accreditation.

Jeff Sellers, acting vice-president of institutional advancement at Wilberforce, noted that the HLC has pushed their visit back to April.

"Their mission when they come on campus is to verify and put their hands on the evidence that we provided to them in the report," Sellers said. "So we said this is going to happen or this has happened and they verify that."

Sellers says Wilberforce's academic programs are improving and the university is ahead of its student recruitment goals for the fall.