Commission Announcements


October 2018 Accreditation Commission Actions

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The TRACS Accreditation Commission took the following actions at the October 29-30, 2018, meeting.

The following institutions were granted Candidate Status:

  • Gather 4 Him Christian College
  • Horizon University
  • Paine College
  • Underwood University

The following institution was deferred from Candidate Status:

  • Calvary Chapel University

The following institutions were granted Accredited Status:

  • Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary and Bible School
  • California Graduate School of Theology
  • Sierra States University

The following institutions were granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation:

  • Hiwassee College
  • Ivy Christian College

The following institution was removed from Probation:

  • Boston Baptist College

July 2018 Accreditation Commission Actions

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At the July 13, 2018, teleconference meeting, the TRACS Accreditation Commission accepted the requests of the following institutions to withdraw from accreditation:


  • Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis
  • Morthland College


The Nominating Committee Reports Results of the 2018 Election

The following individuals were elected to serve on the TRACS Accreditation Commission for a three-year term, beginning on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2021.

Institutional Representatives:

  • Mr. Michael Cavanaugh, President, Elim Bible Institute and College
  • Dr. James Flanagan, President, Luther Rice College and Seminary
  • Dr. David Nicholas, President, Shasta BIble College and Graduate School
  • Dr. Christian Wei, President, EUCON International University
  • Dr. Gary Weier, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bob Jones University

Public Representative:

  • Dr. Larry Hunt, Retired Pastor and College Administrator

Recent Commission Actions