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Aug 3, 2023 | TCU Press Releases


Contact: Michaela Welch

College of Menominee Nation Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation

This has been a multi-year project for CMN faculty and staff and will cover the next ten years

KESHENA, WI- Last week, the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) received a final decision from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Institutional Actions Council to reaffirm the accreditation of our college for the next ten years. This decision comes after a thorough review of extensive documents, an onsite visit with employees and students, and comes with no monitoring reports and encourages CMN to find new pathways for continuous improvement.

The accreditation shows that CMN is meeting quality standards as an institution of higher education.  CMN is reviewed on academic and institutional criteria addressing the mission, educational quality, and integrity, as well as compliance with federal regulations.  CMN maintains accreditation through a process called Open Pathway. The Open Pathway is a ten-year cycle focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement.  This process includes regular monitoring, an assurance review in year four, quality initiative work in years five through nine, and a comprehensive visit in year ten. Chief Academic Officer, Geraldine Sanapaw, recognizes the “rewarding work of the college for achieving this reaffirmation and it shows our commitment to a quality education.”

President Caldwell calls this a “celebratory moment for all and we would like to recognize our staff and faculty and their commitment to our students, college and communities we serve”.  For more information on accreditation, please visit


Opening in 1993, the College of Menominee Nation is celebrating its 30th anniversary. A Land Grant institution chartered by the Menominee People, CMN offers a variety of programs, ranging from technical diplomas to baccalaureate degrees. CMN has two campuses with locations in Keshena and Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is open to all.

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