Subject: RE: license for doctorates
Date:  Fri, 11 Aug 2000 15:18:04 -0500
From: "Linkletter, David" <LINKLETTDD@THECB.state.tx.us>
To:  "'purnhrt'" <purnhrt@flash.net>

The Texas Education Code requires institutions granting degrees or offering
to grant degrees to hold a certificate of authority to grant degrees from
the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  No institution by the name
of St. John Chrysostom Theological Seminary has ever been issued a
certificate of authority to grant degrees in Texas.  If a doctorate, by any
designation, has been issued by this institution, it would have been issued
in violation of Texas law.

-----Original Message-----
From: purnhrt [mailto:purnhrt@flash.net]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 2:32 PM
To: linklettdd@thecb.state.tx.us
Subject: license for doctorates

Texas Higher Education Coordination Board
David Linkletter, I am writing to see if a seminary, by the name of St.
John Chrysostom Theological Seminary, directed by the Bishop Don De
Cordova, was licensed by the state of Texas to issue any doctorates.
James Trimm claims that the Seminary is under the Catholic Apostolic
Church in North America. I have written to them and they have stated
that they had n seminary at that time and if a doctorate was issued,
then it was on his own recognizance. They also suggested I contact the
State Board of Education and see if the seminary was properly licensed.
The time in question is 1995, but I would like to also know if they were
licensed at any other time.

James Trimm has made several references to what kind of doctorate he
has. One was a doctorate in Rabbinic Studies. Another was Theology.
Another was Semitic Studies. The last one was an STD. It seems to change
with whatever group he is with. If they are licensed, are they licensed
for any of the above doctorates?

Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thank you, Kathryn