Mergers

Mergers

Marcheta Evans, a Black woman wearing a red suit, speaks at a lectern in front of a Bloomfield College backdrop.
Oct 27, 2022
Bloomfield announced last fall that it needed a strategic partner to remain viable. Montclair State University stepped up, and now a formal merger process is underway.

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November 1, 2022
Sebastián Royo offers lessons learned from Clark University’s absorption of the former Becker College’s interactive media design and gaming programs.
October 27, 2022
Bloomfield announced last fall that it needed a strategic partner to remain viable. Montclair State University stepped up, and now a formal merger process is underway.
July 20, 2022
Colleges most in need of a lifeline through a merger or acquisition don’t tend to be attractive to would-be acquirers, Jeremy Greenwald Wolos writes. How can higher ed subvert this paradox?
July 18, 2022
San Francisco Art Institute ceases operations after an effort to merge into University of San Francisco is rejected.
June 10, 2022
Saint Joseph’s University and the struggling University of the Sciences merged on June 1. Higher ed observers expect more mergers to come as some small private institutions continue to flounder.
April 23, 2022
Decision comes two days after a proposed merger with Saint Leo University was called off.
March 24, 2022
Bloomfield College announced in the fall that it needed financial support to keep its doors open. Dozens of institutions responded, and now the predominantly Black college has a new partner.
March 9, 2022
Connecticut’s community colleges get the go-ahead from their accreditor to merge. Administrators celebrate while faculty members mourn.
December 9, 2021
Saint Leo intends to resubmit its acquisition plan to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in March.
September 24, 2021
Mills College’s plan to merge with Northeastern University shows how discussions about partnerships can evolve -- and the factors institutions must consider, John MacIntosh and Lynn Alvarez write.

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