For Immediate Release: July 15, 2013
Taft Law School and William Howard Taft University Re-Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council
On June 14, 2013 the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) voted to grant re-accreditation to The Taft University System until June 2018. Both Taft Law School and William Howard Taft University are members of The Taft University System. This action was taken after consideration of an extensive self-study prepared by the institution and a comprehensive report prepared by a site visitation team that included representatives of both regionally and American Bar Association accredited schools. The five year re-accreditation period is the maximum permissible under DETC standards.
David L. Boyd, Chancellor of The Taft University System and a Trustee of the Orange County Board of Education, acknowledged the efforts of Taft’s administration, faculty and staff in achieving this recognition. Boyd commented, “All worked extremely hard over a long period of time to develop a self-study report that demonstrated that the University and Law School are fulfilling their stated missions. We’re pleased that the members of the visitation team and members of the DETC Commission recognized our commitment to providing quality educational programs and service to students.”
Dr. Leah K. Matthews, Executive Director of DETC, stated “In receiving renewal of accreditation from DETC, Taft has demonstrated its continuing commitment to educational standards and ethical business practices that assure quality, accountability, and meaningful opportunities for students to engage fully in higher learning. The DETC is very pleased to acknowledge the fine work of this institution and the extraordinary contribution it makes to higher education, reflecting a longstanding commitment to best practices in teaching and learning in distance education.”
About The Taft University System
For nearly three decades The Taft University System (www.TaftU.edu) has offered distance learning graduate degree programs to students throughout the world. Presently Taft Law School offers programs in law (Juris Doctor and Master of Laws) while William Howard Taft University offers programs in business and education through the professional doctorate level.
Taft Law School, Santa Ana, Calif.
Robert K. Strouse, Dean
William Howard Taft University, Denver Colorado
Jerome Alley, President
The Distance Education and Training Council is a non-profit 501(c)(6) educational association located in Washington, D.C. The Council was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the correspondence field. The independent nine-member Accrediting Commission of the DETC was established in 1955. Shortly thereafter it gained the approval of the U.S. Department of Education as a “nationally recognized accrediting agency” and has continually maintained that approval. With its 80-plus years of history and its highly refined and federally recognized accreditation program, DETC offers distance learning institutions the most current, relevant and practical services for the 21st Century.