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Regent University Reopening Plan Receives High Marks from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 17, 2020) – Today, Regent University received certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for Regent’s Fall 2020 reopening plan, Regent Ready: COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

All colleges and universities in Virginia were required to submit thorough documentation of reopening plans to SCHEV by July 6, 2020. SCHEV completed its review and determined that Regent’s plan “contains the 26 components required to be addressed by Virginia’s ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance,’ and therefore, is complete and in compliance with the Commonwealth’s expectations.”

“We are thrilled to open our doors this fall and to safely educate our students,” said Regent University Founder, Chancellor & CEO, Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson. “This excellent feedback from SCHEV confirms that Regent is leading the way among institutions of higher education.”

SCHEV staff members thanked Regent for its prompt and thorough attention to state directives, offering a note of congratulations for this important achievement and wishing Regent all the best for its upcoming fall semester.

“We praise and thank the LORD for this great blessing for our university,” said Regent University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño. “Together, we are focused on creating an environment in which we can safely educate our students to be Christian leaders to change the world.”

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Founded in 1977, Regent University has nearly 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.