BY WATCHING ADAMS STAFF – 8/8/16
Multiple sources within Adams State University have now confirmed that former Vice President of Academic Affairs Frank Novotny, Assistant Vice President of Extended Studies-Academics Walter Roybal, and Assistant Vice President for Extended Studies-Operations Judy Phillips were placed on administrative leave this morning.
In 2014, the Chronicle for Higher Education broke the story, “Confessions of a Fixer” about the lax security verification of Adams State University’s Extended Studies program. In 2015, this triggered an investigation by the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. In 2016, the HLC determined that Adams State University was out of compliance with Criteria for Accreditation and Core Components, placing ASU on a two year academic probation. ASU President Beverlee McClure strongly contested these actions in her response letter and more recently in a petition letter.
Watching Adams will continue to follow this story as it develops.