For some time now, I have been in possession (though not at liberty to reveal publicly) of two copies of official documents from the Department of Education of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, signed by the Director of Accreditation, Certification, and Academic Control. Both are in response to requests Alan Contreras of the State of Oregon, Office of Degree Authorization made in February of last year for more information concerning The Centro de Estudios Universitarios. The first document, dated August 8, 2001, states that the CEU is authorized to grant the equivalent of Bachelors degrees and a single Masters degree in Administration (with six different areas of specialization). It also states quite explicitly that the CEU is NOT authorized to grant doctoral degrees nor has it presented any documentation requesting to do so. Once Enrique Serna became aware of this document, it appears that he went to work immediately to rectify the situation. A second, unsolicited document (dated November 26, 2001) was subsequently prepared and sent to the ODA. This document states the CEU has the facilities to provide instruction for Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees. However, it also goes on to say that the CEU had presented to the Department of Education (Secretaría de Educacion) the Virtual Education Program offering Masters and Doctoral degrees, but it was still in process of being approved. There you have it. Contrary to what they have been advertising on their Web site for quite some time (see the open letter from the Vice-Rector of the Centro de Estudios Universitarios, Jose Cardenas Cavazos, concerning the authority to grant degrees here), as of November of last year, the CEU did not have degree granting authority for Doctoral degrees, or any other Masters, except the one in Administration. Chances are, they still don’t have approval, or certainly Enrique would have made sure that the ODA would have been notified immediately. However, now that this is public knowledge, how long will it be before MIGS’s esteemed General Counsel, Enrique G. Serna, works his mojo once again?