Barbara Beno to retire from ACCJC

ACCJC President Barbara Beno takes the witness stand during Day 2 of the Superior Court Trial concerning City Collehge's accreditation on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by James Fanucchi)
ACCJC President Barbara Beno takes the witness stand during Day 2 of the Superior Court Trial concerning City College’s accreditation on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by James Fanucchi/The Guardsman)

Barbara Beno, president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) for 15 years, will retire on June 30, 2017.

The announcement was sent in a letter from the ACCJC Executive Committee to community college leaders on Sept. 14.

A national search for a new accreditor will take place early 2017.

“I know there will be a lot of conversation and speculation regarding this announcement,” Susan Lamb said in an email. “I ask that the college retains its focus on the vital accreditation team visit that starts Oct. 10.”

 

-Cassie Ordonio