Matt Potter 3:38 p.m., Dec. 10
U.S. University put on probation by WASC
This was another school bought by Michael Clifford
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) announced this month that it has put Chula Vista's United States University on probation. Rancho Santa Fe's Michael Clifford, who buys for-profit educational institutions, purchased it in 2009 when it had a different name. Clifford no longer seems to be involved in the school. While on probation, no new site or degree programs can be initiated by the institution, says WASC, whose accrediting commission found U.S. University out of compliance in a number of areas including the ensuring of educational objectives and creating an organization committed to learning and improvement.