In a July 11, 2008 letter to The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Fl., from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) stated in part, "The following action regarding your institution was taken at the June 2008 meeting of the Commission on Colleges: The Commission on Colleges reaffirmed accreditation. No additional report was requested."
According to Dr. Tom Kinchen, BCF President, "This is tremendous news! During the last three years faculty, staff, trustees, students and administration have worked collectively to portray a true picture of the College for those who were reviewing us. I want to thank each individual who worked so hard to bring us to this great juncture. This truly has been a team effort. While we are responsible ultimately to our Lord for our stewardship at the College, we have several other bodies to which we answer. I am always delighted when they affirm our BCF family in such a positive way."
The action taken by the Commission on Colleges will enable BCF to move forward with several new programs as well as with new delivery systems. The future for the College is certainly bright as it pursues its trademark statement of "Changing the World through the Unchanging Word.®"
The next general reaffirmation of The Baptist College of Florida by the Commission will be in 2018.