The road ahead for Bennett College
The next big date on Bennett’s calendar comes the week of Feb. 18. That’s when college leaders will appear at an appeals hearing in Atlanta. Here’s where things get complicated for anyone trying to follow this story: No matter what happens that week, Bennett will hold onto its accreditation for a while longer.
If Bennett makes a convincing case, the appeals board will send Bennett’s case back to the commission for reconsideration. That action would suggest that Bennett will keep its accreditation for the long term.
If Bennett loses its appeal, President Phyllis Dawkins says said the college will sue. Wheelan told me the commission has agreed in the past to extend a school's accreditation for a year to give the legal process a chance to work out and to let a college figure out a Plan B.
So what is Bennett’s Plan B? Here are a few of the forks in the road ahead for Bennett if it loses its appeal next month.https://www.greensboro.com/blogs/the_syllabus/the-syllabus-the-road-ahead-for-bennett-college/article_5f6676a4-4297-55b9-bb3a-15bdc2191ce0.html