HLC gives EC stamp of approval

Syeda Sameeha


Elmhurst College received “a clean bill of health” for its accreditation, according to President Troy VanAken in a campus wide email on March 12.

The accreditation review results, which was completed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), showed EC met all five of the organization’s criteria such as for mission and responsible conduct, as well as the Federal Compliance requirements.

As part of HLC’s evaluation for the institution’s reaccreditation, the organization visited the campus last semester on November 26-27 to conduct faculty and student feedback sessions.

“This was about as successful a tenth-year visit of the Higher Learning Commission as one could imagine,” said Andrew Das, assistant dean for accreditation and assessment and professor of religious studies, in an email interview with The Leader.

“The results further reaffirm that Elmhurst College is indeed a premiere educational institution of which the students can be very proud.”