Accrediting Body Lifts Sanction Against Va. Union

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    An accrediting body has lifted a sanction it issued against Virginia Union University because of financial deficiencies.

    The Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges put Virginia Union on warning in July. The accrediting body cited deficiencies in the university's control over its financial resources, along with its control over externally funded or sponsored programs and research.

    Commission on Colleges president Belle S. Wheeler tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that Virginia Union provided enough documentation to show it is in compliance.

    Virginia Union spokeswoman Vanessa Coombs says the sanction didn't have any significant impact on the school.