Controversy As Pacific Western University, i.e., prior to changing its name to California Miramar University, the institution was criticized on multiple occasions as a substandard educational institution or diploma mill.  In May 2004 the US General Accounting Office presented the results of an eight-month examination of diploma mills and other unaccredited schools and federal employees holding their degrees to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Pacific Western University in Los Angeles was one of the six schools on which the investigation focused. Later that year, investigative reporters from television station KVOA of Tucson, Arizona described the Los Angeles campus of Pacific Western University: "We don't find students, classrooms or professors. Only a small office with two receptionists and a man who introduces himself as the dean." KVOA noted that federal investigators had identified PWU as a diploma mill. The station reported that Pima Community College in Tucson had reduced the salaries of two faculty members who previously had been paid at the Ph.D level based on their degrees from PWU. Internationally, Pacific Western University has a similar reputation. It was reported in the Irish Independent on 9 October 2005 that the Chief Science Advisor to the government of Ireland, Barry McSweeney, had been found to have advanced his career using a suspect degree obtained from Pacific Western University. The newspaper report stated that McSweeney had obtained his Ph.D. in biotechnology and biochemistry from PWU in 1994 after just 12 months of study. It described PWU as having "no merit or standing in the academic world" and having been "the subject of numerous official investigations, state bans and media exposés" during its 28 years of operation. McSweeney was forced to resign his position as a result. In Australia, the Brisbane Courier Mail reported on 6 January 2004 that a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland was banned from using the title of "Doctor" after it was discovered that his Ph.D. had been obtained from Pacific Western University. Associate Professors 1. Moses M.D. Warioba DPA (IDM), Dip. Publ. Sect. Mgt (Aston), MBIM- (London), M.Sc. Publ. Sec. Mgt (Birmingham), Ph.D. (Public Admin.) PWU, (USA) 2. Leonard .J. Shio B.A (Ed) Hons. (UDSM.), M.A. (Econ. Dev.) (UDSM), Ph.D(Management) PWU, (USA) 3. M.N. Chao B.A (Ed.) Hons. (UDSM), M.A. (Dev. Studies) (UDSM), Ph. D. (PWU), USA Senior Lecturers 1. Raphael J.M. Habi ADPA (IDM), M.Sc.(Pers. Mgt) (Aston) (UK), MIPM (U.K.), Dip. T. & D. (Manchester) (UK), Ph.D(Management) PWU, (USA) 2. Christopher M. Sotta DPA (IDM), PG.D.(Gen.Mgt.)(IDM), MPA (IDM), Ph.D (Public Admin) PWU, U.S.A. 3. Aristarch K. Kiwango B.A. (Soc. Econ Admin) Makerere, M.Sc. (Econ.) Wales, Ph.D. (Econ.) PWU, (USA) PGD. (Project Planning)ISS,The Hague, PGD. (Pop & Dev Plan) ISS, The Hague 4. Colman Riwa B.A. (Education) (UDSM), PGD (Tesol) London, M.A. (Public Policy and Admin.) ISS, The Hague, Ph.D. (Public Administration) PWU, USA. (On leave of absence) "