Discredited accrediter

A college president with a “life experience” doctorate sits on a committee that accredits colleges.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A college president who serves on a national accreditation board is among several Georgia educators who received questionable degrees from an online school in Liberia.

Michael Davis, president of Gwinnett College of Business in Lilburn, received a doctorate from St. Regis University, which grants master’s degrees and doctorates largely based on “life experience.”

Davis is a commissioner for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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  1. I find this amazing, because getting a degree from one of these places puts one under a cloud for the rest of one’s life, hoping that no one ever finds out that one is a liar and a thief.

    “He who steals my purse, steals trash. But he who steals my good name, steals all that I have,” said Shakespeare’s Falstaff. (That doesn’t seem to need a rewrite.)

  2. PJ/Maryland says:

    I agree with Douglas’ point, but I wonder if he’s quoting some alternate universe Shakespeare. In Othello, Iago says:

    Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.