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Some professors at struggling Saint Augustine’s University have unilaterally canceled classes, citing payroll problems. Now administrators are reassuring students that classes will continue as planned while the university navigates financial challenges and accreditation issues.

Earlier this week, ABC 11 reported some professors had canceled classes after not being paid.

On Wednesday, Saint Augustine’s interim president, Marcus H. Burgess—who stepped into the role in December after SAU’s Board of Trustees fired former president Christine McPhail—sent campus constituents an email that stated, “Classes are proceeding as scheduled, per our academic calendar and university catalog.”

“I encourage all students to continue actively engaging in their studies, participate in class discussions, and make the most of the diverse educational opportunities available,” the email continued. “Our commitment to academic excellence remains unwavering, and we look forward to your continued diligence and dedication to your educational pursuits.”

Burgess also thanked faculty, staff and others for their “unwavering support” of SAU.

The private, historically Black university in North Carolina was stripped of its accreditation in December due to governance and financial issues. SAU remains accredited while it appeals the decision made by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College.

The university has also been hit with a discrimination complaint by its former president, who alleges the mostly male Board of Trustees discriminated against her and other Black women.