On motion of Regent Dees, seconded by Regent Rambin, the Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the
Planning, Research and Performance Committee to approve an operating license for LaSalle University.
Information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Carnegie Foundation.
LaSalle Univeristy had a legal Apostille, which is an affirmation by the State of Louisiana certifying
good standing of LaSalle University as a entity with legal status. The Apostille confirms that the signatures of the officials
on the Degree is a true signature of the person. It also verifies the validity of the Degree. It may not be accredited by
an accrediting agency but the Degree is valid.
Please note that LASALLE Education Corporation was a legal registered corporation within the State. In
July 1997 because of all the bad publicity, Orion Education Corporation took over and it also was a legally registered Corporation
within the State. (Note you can order copies of the State Documents that verify this as a fact.) It is also important to
note that in the State of Louisiana did not have State guidelines or regulations regarding Post Secondary Education. All
that was required for a Post Secondary School to operate and issue degrees was to be registered as a corporation within the
State as a teaching corporation and remain in good standing. The record indicates that both LASALLE and Orion Education Corporations were operating legally and were in good standing within the State.
On May 3, 1999 LASALLE University made application for accreditation with an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education,
the US Military and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Their Application was accepted. (Per letter to me Source
Code: JODOM98) However, because of low student enrollment, caused by the tremendous amount of negative media publicity, which was
difficult to overcome, the application was later turned down and Orion Education Corporation had to ceased operations on May
31, 2002, because of financial difficulties, and not because of any illegal activity or being a Degree Mill.
The State Attorney's General office and
The Secretary of State's office confirmed the school was operating legally, and were they permitted to issue valid Degree.
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