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May 02, 2019

GOVERNOR STITT ISSUES LETTER DESIGNATING THE ODVA AS THE STATE APPROVING AGENCY

Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 2, 2019) – Governor Kevin Stitt today issued a letter announcing that the function of the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency, which is scheduled to sunset on July 1, 2019, will move to the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Last session the Oklahoma Legislature made the decision to sunset the OKSAA. Under federal law, the governor is required to create or designate a state department or agency as the “state approving agency.”

 

The letter, addressed to the Honorable Robert Wilkie, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, details the decision to re-designate the duties of the OKSAA to the ODVA, making it the state approving agency.

 

The state approving agency is responsible for the approval of education and training programs in the state, ensuring that veterans are able to access their GI Bill® benefits.

 

A copy of the complete letter is available by clicking here.