Statement of Accreditation Status
Alder Graduate School of Education

2496 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94062
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Nate Monley ALO nmonley [at]
Board of Directors Chair Stu McLaughlin Chair of Alder Board of Directors stu [at]
Chief Academic Officer Shayna Sullivan Dean ssullivan [at]
Chief Executive Officer Heather Kirkpatrick President and CEO hkirkpatrick [at]
Chief Financial Officer Erik Brown CFO ebrown [at]
Director Institutional Research David Roth Director of Data Strategy & Systems droth [at]
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2024 Offsite Review
Fall 2024 Accreditation Visit

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