Communication Department Earns Full Accreditation

From the Interim Provost
Buffalo State’s Communication Department has been awarded full accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), making the college the only public institution in New York State to be accredited in professional education for majors in journalism, media production, and public communication.

The action, which was by unanimous vote at the annual ACEJMC meeting last weekend in Washington, D.C., also places Buffalo State among the 15 percent of American colleges and universities offering ACEJMC-accredited communication degrees. The department has held preliminary provisional accreditation since 2008.

“I want to thank everyone associated with this achievement, which has truly been a combined effort,” said Ron Smith, Communication Department chair and professor. “Our faculty and staff—full-time, part-time, and retired—have been key to providing the level of education, individual scholarship, and professional commitment that is integral to accreditation.”