Statement of Accreditation Status
Phillips Graduate University

19900 Plummer Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
United States

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Current Accreditation Status

Accredited on Show Cause- An Order to Show Cause is a decision by the Commission to terminate the accreditation of the institution within a maximum period of one year from the date of the Order, unless the institution can show cause why such action should not be taken. Such an Order may be issued when an institution is found to be in substantial noncompliance with one or more Commission Standards or, having been placed on Warning or Probation for at least one year, has not been found to have made sufficient progress to come into compliance with the Standards. An Order to Show Cause may also be issued as a summary sanction for unethical institutional behavior (see 'Summary Sanctions for Unethical Institutional Behavior'). In response to the Order, the institution has the burden of proving why its candidacy or accreditation should not be terminated. The institution must demonstrate that it has responded satisfactorily to Commission concerns, has come into compliance with all Commission Standards, and will likely be able to sustain compliance.

The candidate or accredited status of the institution continues during the Show Cause period, but during this period, any new site or degree program initiated by the institution is regarded as a substantive change and requires prior approval. (See the Substantive Change Manual for details.) In addition, the institution may be subject to special scrutiny by the Commission, which may include special conditions and the requirement to submit prescribed reports or receive special visits by representatives of the Commission.

Accredited on Show Cause
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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No Related Entity
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 Randy Christopher Interim Provost / CEO rchristopher [at]
Board of Directors Chair Eric Tao Director of Institute for Innovation and Professor of Computer Science, CSUMB; Board Chair, Phillips Graduate University etao [at]
Chief Executive Officer Randy Christopher Interim Provost / CEO rchristopher [at]
Chief Financial Officer John Davis Chief Financial Officer jwdavis [at]
Director Institutional Research Jamie Carruth Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning jcarruth [at]

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