Texas Southern University now boasts the only aviation program in the State of Texas accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, as reported by Houston Public Media. The AABI has a rigorous standard when accrediting aviation programs at higher education institutions.
Only 43 programs worldwide have achieved its accreditation requirements, including TSU. TSU also became the second HBCU ever to receive accreditation from AABI. In a press release, TSU’s interim president Dr. Mary Evans Sias, expressed her pride in the university’s achievement.
“The aviation program at TSU has experienced an upward trajectory for many years, and this prestigious accreditation is a major step in accelerating future progress,” Sias said.
“We know this was an arduous process, and I am TSU PROUD of the faculty and staff of our aviation program, led by Dr. Terence Fontaine, who collaboratively executed with excellence.”
Fontaine reflected on what this achievement meant for his program. “This is one of the proudest days in our program’s history. Being accredited by the AABI puts us in the company of the top aviation programs in the country.”
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Source: Black Enterprise