GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Grambling State University President Frank Pogue says the university has come a long way in restoring the integrity of its finance department, which is why he was surprised to hear the university was placed on warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Grambling recently had its accreditation extended by SACS, but the regional accrediting agency placed the school on warning for six month. The regional accreditation agency determined that the institution had failed to demonstrate compliance with the control of its finances and the control of its physical resources, specifically movable property.

Pogue told The News-Star the appropriate measures to correct these issues have been in place for about two years and the university continues to work in that effort.