I was recently looking at some University of Scranton's new faculty appointment and came across someone who earned their Ph.D. in Comparative Biology from Richard Gilder Graduate School. I was curious, so I looked up the school. https://www.amnh.org/research/richard-gilder-graduate-school It turned out that the school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents (NYSBRS) and the Commissioner of Education. Dr. Galen was a postdoc fellow at both Drexel University and his alma mater. https://news.scranton.edu/articles/2020/09/news-new-fall-faculty.shtml Although not CHEA recognized, they list the NYSBRS as a National Career-Related Accrediting Organization. "National career-related accrediting organizations generally review vocational and professional institutions, many of which are non-degree and for profit. These organizations typically accredit whole institutions rather than individual programs or schools." The NYSBRS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an Institutional Accrediting Agency. "Scope of recognition: the accreditation of those degree-granting institutions of higher education in New York that designate the agency as their sole or primary nationally recognized accrediting agency for purposes of establishing eligibility to participate in HEA programs including accreditation of programs offered via distance education within these institutions." Drexel and Scranton are reputable and respected universities (at least in PA), although Drexel's ranking dropped 31 spots in the most recent USNWR's ranking. What are your thoughts on this accreditation? Is it generally respected? Maybe Steve L. (the accreditation expert) can chime in.