The following is a statement from AIKCU President Gary S. Cox, PhD on St. Catharine’s closing:
“St. Catharine College, led by its board and President Gnadinger, has worked tirelessly to address the concerns raised by the US Department of Education and to satisfy the DoE’s demands. I am extremely saddened by the DoE’s failure to act responsibly to resolve what they eventually agreed were inappropriately applied administrative compliance demands. The result is this 85-year-old college, with an educational legacy in the area stretching back 200 years, has been forced to close, displacing hundreds of students, faculty and staff and leaving an educational void in their region.”
SCC is truly a special place and the entire AIKCU family is saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty and staff affected by the closure.