About three decades ago Ambassador College sought to be accredited as a University so that its graduates would have a diploma that was actually worth something. Things were clicking along for it to happen until HWA went into apoplectic fits over it. HWA felt that he would loose control of the Board and worldly teachers would enter and destroy the "work" he had started.
A thorough rundown on the accreditation process is written about here and includes recommendations of the Accreditation Board, all of which were actually needed.Throughout most of its history, Ambassador operated under state approval or its international equivalent. Regional accreditation was not sought, primarily because it required that the college have a functioning board that was separate and distinct from the church's administration. Armstrong resisted this requirement, apparently concerned that such a separation would result in the truth of God, as he believed and taught it to be, being watered down at an Ambassador that would become increasingly secular. He held this opinion despite the fact that numerous accredited colleges and universities around the country were operated by the Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Christian denominations, without those organizations being required to alter church teachings. Wikipedia
Through this process Michale Germano was actually helping push for accreditation. As soon as HWA spoke out against it, he too was against it. Jump forward to the early 1990's when the college was trying to get accredited again. Germano actively worked for it to happen as did many others. Then as soon as they got the accreditation through, the church shut the colleges down. You can read more about Germano's accreditation work here.
The shut down of the colleges happened when all the changes started coming down the pipeline in the Worldwide Church of God. Germano jumped on that band wagon too and praised the changes up one side and down the other. Here is what the Germano's said in 1995
They were overjoyed to have "...the veil removed...as spiritual renewal was being worked out in powerful and wonderful way..." If they were so overjoyed by the Spirit working in the renewal of the church then whey did they leave and join up with Rod Meredith were they once more became mired in the pig slop of Armstrongism? Does that sound harsh? It is meant to be. Why give up freedom and grace for Moses? They know better!
Rod Merdith stood beside HWA's side as he shouted and spit on how evil accreditation was to the college and church. Now Meredith has changed his mind, like he has on several other things HWA taught him, and has also rejected HWA's truth on this matter too. Each time the accreditation process started in the WCG era major church upheavals happened. Is LCG setting itself up for another church upheaval? Who will the Germano's jump to next? Will they soon be leading Dave Pack's "University" or head on over to Edmond and whip Gerald Flurry's monstrosity into shape?Here in Charlotte, Mr. Meredith has conducted a number of meetings and is planning a co-worker letter. Mr. and Mrs. Ames left today to spend the Sabbath in Indianapolis, Indiana and then observe the Passover and first Day of Unleavened Bread in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Germano and Dr. Scott Winnail were in Florida this week attending a conference related to accreditation for Living University.