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A new CCSF Chancellor joins the fight for the college's accreditation


The ongoing controversy around City College of San Francisco has taken a new turn. The college stands to lose its accreditation next summer, due to fiscal problems and other issues of mismanagement. Last month, it named a new chancellor to a two year term.

His name is Art Tyler. He’s an Air Force veteran who served as president at Sacramento City College. He was also the state appointed trustee at Compton college when it lost its in 2005.

Tyler’s new position is lucrative: it pays $285,000 dollars a year. It’s impactful: city college serves nearly 90 thousand students. And it’s going to be heavily scrutinized as the school’s fate takes shape.

KALW's Ben Trefny went to CCSF chancellor Art Tyler’s office and asked him whether he thinks the school will lose its accreditation next summer.

TYLER: I'm confident that we can demonstrate to our peers, that we have overcome some of the difficulties that this institution has faced over the last few years, and more importantly that we are a stronger and more sustainable academic and skill development institution. 

Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.