ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul College's accrediting agency has placed the school on probation.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Higher Learning Commission cited high turnover, underqualified instructors and faculty complaints about "a climate of fear and intimidation."

Thursday's probation notice referenced an April 19 letter signed by most full-time faculty members that said campus climate was an ongoing problem.

The probation comes two months after Rassoul Dastmozd announced he was retiring after eight years as the school's president.

The college could be removed from probation in June 2021, following a comprehensive evaluation set to begin in December 2020.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com