Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turmoil at St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC

An April 2, 2014 article by Jane Stancill for the the Raleigh, NC News & Observer highlighted financial problems facing St. Augustine University and a formal request for information issued by the the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges.

Stancill also reported on the firing of Angela Haynes, vice president of business and finance, on Thursday, March 3, 2014.

A previous article written by Stancill on February 14, 2014 covered issues arising in a financial audit and a $3 million decline in net revenue.

St. Augustine began as a normal school with a technical and trade-related program.  The institution adopted a liberal arts curriculum and the name changed to Saint Augustine’s School in 1893.  It became Saint Augustine’s Junior College in 1919, the first year in which post secondary instruction was offered.  A four-year program was offered in 1927 and the following year it was renamed Saint Augustine’s College.  The name changed changed again to Saint Augustine's University in 2012.