Acting under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code Sections 119.03, the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology hereby announces a public hearing will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board room, 1929 Gateway Circle, Grove City, Ohio.
On the date and at the time and place designated in this notice, any person affected by the proposed action of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology may appear and be heard in person, by his/her attorney, or both; may present his/her position, arguments, or contentions orally or in writing; offer witnesses; and, present evidence tending to show that any proposal, if adopted or effectuated, will be unreasonable or unlawful.
Friday, September 30, 2016
NACCAS Statement on Closure of Regency Beauty Institutes
On September 28, 2016, the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ("NACCAS") was notified by Regency Corporation ("Regency") that it intended to close all 79 NACCAS-accredited campuses of Regency Beauty Institute effective as of the close of business that day.
On September 29, 2016, NACCAS received Regency's formal relinquishment of accreditation for all Regency Beauty Institute campuses. In its relinquishment letter, Regency states:
Our efforts now will be focused primarily on securing appropriate teach-out agreements for our students. As we secure these teach-out agreements, this information will be posted for students on http://www.regency.edu. Additionally, to facilitate each student's transition to a teach-out partner school (or another school of their choosing), Regency will promptly mail a final transcript to each current student, inclusive of all students enrolled within the last 120 days. We likewise intend to provide our state regulators with a final transcript for each such student, as well as the hard-copy records currently in the campuses, and to engage a records management company to administer student transcript requests in the future. This information will also be posted at http://www.regency.edu when it becomes available.
NACCAS is working closely with the U.S. Department of Education, Regency and applicable state regulatory agencies to assist students adversely affected by Regency's closures in finding alternative opportunities for completing their programs of study. Our expectation is that Regency will make appropriate arrangements with other accredited schools in the affected communities to allow a transfer of students to those schools, and NACCAS will make every effort to facilitate those arrangements.
September 30, 2016 Update: The U.S. Department of Education has created a web page containing useful information for students affected by Regency's closure: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/regency.
NACCAS is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit Delaware corporation organized for the purpose of developing, promoting and advancing standards of education and instruction in cosmetology arts and sciences, massage and cognate areas by giving recognition through accreditation to schools offering programs in those fields of study which maintain high standards of education.NACCAS currently accredits over 1300 schools nationwide, and has been recognized by the United States Department of Education for over 40 years as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education and training provided by the schools it accredits.
HERE IS A LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT HAVE EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO ASSIST REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE STUDENTS. THE LIST WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE AS ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS ARE ADDED SO PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING LINK EACH TIME YOU ACCESS THE LIST.
The Next Board Meeting of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology will be held on
Tuesday November 8, 2016 at 1:00p.m.
Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Tel: (614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880