Saturday, January 29, 2011


Another event in our busy first week of school was a visit from the VP of Institutional Compliance of TRACS (the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, the national accrediting organization that provides us with accredited status), Dr. Tanmay Pramanik. Dr. Pramanik is new to TRACS. I met him for the first time at the November conference. The purpose of his trip was for him to get better acquainted with PIU and to go over, with us, our applications for accrediting our new Scuba Diving Certificate and our AA and BA degree programs in Liberal Studies. In addition Dr. Pramanik looked at our revised long term plans for expansion and some of our possible sites for relocation and expansion of our campus. It was great to get to know him on a professional and personal basis. He spoke in our opening chapel and our administration, faculty and students had a chance to sit, eat lunch and talk with him. We also got to take him to Chamorro Village on the last night he was here. We were encouraged by his appraisal of our school and the proposed new programs, and are looking forward to TRACS approval of the new programs. TRACS has been a good partner with us since 1999.

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