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Hellenic College/Holy Cross Board of Trustees Complete Accreditation Review

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Mar 27, 1999

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March 27, 1999

Hellenic College/Holy Cross Board of Trustees Complete Accreditation Review

NEW YORK.- The Archdiocese of America announces that today, the Board of Corporate Members and the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College/Holy Cross have completed their review and clarifications to the School’s institutional documents, bylaws, and policies and procedures manual. This review was done in cooperation with the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).

The President of the Institution, the Very Rev. Archimandrite Damaskinos V. Ganas, appointed a special Joint Committee, comprised of members of the Faculty and the School’s Administration, together with members of the Corporate Board and the Board of Trustees. The initial review was to be completed in six months time, but the School requested and received an extension, in order to have ample time for all the Board Members to have substantive input.

Today’s vote concludes the work of the Joint Committee. At the meeting, proposed changes that enhance faculty participation, clarify the role of the Archbishop and the Holy Eparchial Synod and administrative procedures were adopted unanimously by the Board of trustees and the Corporate Board. These changes will be submitted to ATS and NEASC for their deliberation and action. The Archdiocese views this process as part of the broader program of institutional stability and security for Hellenic College/Holy Cross, in order to insure its future and the future of the Archdiocese.
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