Alabama A&M removed from SACS probation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama A&M University has been removed from probationary status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

A&M President Andrew Hugine, Jr., announced the school's removal Wednesday.

The 134-year-old historically black university was put on probation in December 2008 for not complying with several of SACS' Principals of Accreditation.

Hugine said that involved the school's failure to fully comply with a SACS requirement that the institution has a sound financial base and demonstrated financial stability to support its mission. He said university audits were also not completed promptly but the school has worked tirelessly to address those issues and concerns.

Gov. Bob Riley congratulated Alabama A&M and said the school is headed in the right direction.

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