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Under accreditation threat, Cheyney to hire permanent president

November 9, 2017 GMT

By Staff

Cheyney University Thursday asked to have its interim president be made permanent, a move that officials hope will help the school keep its accreditation and remain open.

The request from Cheyney to have Aaron A. Walton elevated to the permanent post comes one week before the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is expected to rule on whether the nation’s oldest historically black university can keep its accreditation. If the school were to lose accreditation, it no longer would be eligible to receive state and financial aid on which many of its students depend and would almost certainly have to close.

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