MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma – The land and buildings that make up Bacone College’s physical campus were scheduled to be auctioned off at a Dec. 15 sheriff’s sale. This sale was recalled the day before by Midgley-Huber Energy Concepts (MHEC) LLC. As previously reported, Bacone College lost a civil case to MHEC LLC, a contractor the college had hired but never paid. Bacone’s inability to pay the resulting million dollar judgment led to a sheriff’s sale. According to court documents, as of Dec 15 there has not been a new sheriff’s sale scheduled.
Previously on Nov. 13 Bacone College’s accreditation body, the Higher Learning Commission, conducted a “focused visit” in relation to a previously reported complaint filed by a former Bacone employee. As of Dec. 15, the HLC has not published the results of this “focused visit” evaluation. On June 28 the HLC assigned a “Financial Distress” designation to Bacone as a result of the college being put on “Heightened Cash Monitoring” by the U.S. Department of Education.
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