SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State officials have installed a new chief for City College of San Francisco in an effort to save the school from losing its accreditation.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the elected Board of Trustees was stripped of authority on Monday. Instead, regulators of the state's community college system installed a special trustee to decide how the college will spend its money.
The school is one of the largest community colleges in the nation, with 85,000 students. But an accrediting commission announced last week that it will lose accreditation next summer - meaning the school couldn't get public funds and would have to close.
The agency said the college has severe problems with its governance and money management.