LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) - Saint Paul's College is appealing an accrediting body's decision to not reaffirm the school's accreditation.
Saint Paul's asked the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for an appeals hearing on Thursday.
The commission denied reaffirmation of the private historically black college's accreditation on June 21. Saint Paul's will retain its accreditation during the appeals process.
Board of Trustees chairman Oliver W. Spencer Jr. says in a news release that Saint Paul's will consider every option. He says college officials are hopeful that they can work with the commission to reaffirm the school's accreditation.
Interim president and CEO Claud Flythe says the school is helping students explore their options.
The liberal arts college in Lawrenceville was founded in 1888.