July 2016

Superintendent/President Gil Stork


Cuesta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

The college is currently in the midst of a six-year (2014-2020) regular accreditation cycle. In 2015, Cuesta College received the results from the ACCJC’s review of our 2014 Self-Evaluation Report, and they were as follows:

  1. We received 7 commendations
  2. We received 1 compliance recommendation in the area of distance education. (ACTION:  A follow-up report will be required by October 15, 2016, but no visit)
  1. We received 4 recommendations to “increase effectiveness.” We are compliant in these areas, but the team expressed actions that we could take to increase effectiveness. (ACTION:  We will be required to report on these as part of our regular Mid-Term Report in 2017. The four areas are access to learning outcomes and assessment, tracking student authenticity in distance education classes, monitoring records in employment equity and diversity, and regularly reviewing and updating board policies)


Cuesta College’s faculty, staff, management and students all work hard toward maintaining the college’s rightful place as a leader in excellence. I encourage you to peruse the many reports, documents and planning models that are the basis for our exemplary accreditation status.

Dr. Gil Stork

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Dr. Gilbert H. Stork, Superintendent/President