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Oct 29, 1998

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For Immediate Release:

October 29, 1998

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Hellenic College/Holy Cross Receives Heads of Accrediting Agencies

Brookline, MA - The Very Reverend Archimandrite Damaskinos Ganas, President of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, received Dr. Daniel Aleshire and Dr. Charles Cook today on the campus of the Institution. Dr. Aleshire is the Executive Director (not Associate Executive Director, as reported in Archdiocese 10/28/98 press release) of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), and Dr. Cook is the Director of the Commission of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). Both ATS and NEASC are the accrediting agencies for the College and the Theological School, and both had conducted a joint focused site visit to the School in response to a formal complaint lodged against the School last year.

Their visit today, at the invitation of President Ganas, was another positive step in the continuing mutually cooperative effort between the agencies and the Institution. President Ganas was able to give them an update on the process by which the School’s institutional documents, the bylaws, and policies and procedures manual were being reviewed and clarified. This process was requested by both agencies in their rulings which supported the continued accreditation of the Institution. President Ganas was also able to inform Drs. Aleshire and Cook that the timetable of February 1, 1999 would be met with full compliance as to the purpose of the review. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was marked by a very productive and cordial spirit.

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