West Virginia Business College Loses Permit To Operate Due To Faculty & Finance Issues [Video]By Khaleb Skye A. Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education has revoked the permit of the West Virginia Business College. This means that the facility will end its operations after the last day of the current school year. This, per authorities, is to give students ample to find another college.
Located at 1052 Main Street in downtown Wheeling and Nutter Fort, the West Virginia Business College had its accreditation withdrawn late last year. The Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools repealed the endorsement. In the letter dated December 22, the board has listed 29 anomalies that led to its decision not to renew the certification.
According to The Exponent Telegram, the investigating team found "numerous areas of concern" such as incompetent faculty credentials and irregularities in financial aid processes. One of the cited issues is that an instructor of a phlebotomy class does not have a certificate in phlebotomy. The school was informed of the decision in a meeting last January 26. Reports say it still plans to file an appeal.
In it, an audit report also exposed a whopping $68,000 "misappropriated funds" from the Higher Education Grant Program. For the record, the authorities ordered the Business College to return the money by the end of the school year. Reportedly, the council had given the college until June 30 to settle all the charges because students were in the middle of the quarter and need to make arrangements for transfer.
Nonetheless, per The Intelligencer, the council is now coordinating with the Business College "to arrange an appropriate transfer plan" for students. Unfortunately, the same school has been dragged into controversies in December 2013 with almost the same findings. It took the college multiple attempts over about 18 months to fix the issues. Hoping that the management already learned their lessons, the council unearthed the institution again to be "out of compliance."