Hawaii College of Pharmacy

Hawaii College of Pharmacy

The Hawaii College of Pharmacy (HICP) was an unaccredited Pharm.D. school in Hawaii owned and operated by Pacific Educational Services [ [http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Jul-29-Fri-2005/news/26962456.html reviewjournal.com - News: Rawson dean for dental school ] ] . After an investigation by the State of Hawaii's department for consumer protection for not following its regulations on non-accredited schools, [ [http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/udgi/lawsuits/hicp/ Hawaii College of Pharmacy — Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs ] ] it was shut down and its owners prohibited from running any business in Hawaii again [ [http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/udgi/lawsuits/hicp/ Hawaii College of Pharmacy — Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs ] ] . It is alleged that the college did not follow requirements for disclosure on not being accredited.

Criticism and Controversy

A Hawaiian news report noted the school "falsely assured students it would obtain accreditation and wrongly took over six (m) million dollars in tuition from some 240 students." [ [http://www.kpua.net/news.php?id=6083 KPUA.net - KPUA Hawaii News - Defunct Hawaii College of Pharmacy wants to resume operations ] ]

The Hawaii College of Pharmacy was created by David C. Monroe (aka. David Yacas) and Denise Criswell (aka Denise Nakajima).

Monroe and Criswell have been banned by the state of Hawaii from doing any business there until they pay $14 million in restitution and fines to the former 240 students. Around $1.2 million has been recovered so far. Fact|date=April 2007

ee also

* Diploma mill
* List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning
* School accreditation


External links

* [http://www.acpe-accredit.org/pdf/ReportofProceedingsJan20051.pdf Report from 2005]
* [http://www.kpua.net/news.php?id=6083 KPUA News] Report on Hawaii College of Pharmacy
* [http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2005/09/05/daily14.html Pacific Business News]
* [http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/udgi/lawsuits/hicp/ Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs] Current status of case against Hawaii College of Pharmacy

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