SEO Headline (Max 60 characters)

Lasell and Mount Ida End Merger Talks

March 26, 2018

Lasell College and Mount Ida College have called off merger talks after a month.

Joining Forces: Merger
and Collaboration Strategies

An Inside Higher Ed event
Thursday, April 19
Find out more here.

The two small private colleges in Newton, Mass., mutually decided they would not be able to reach an agreement benefiting all of their constituents, they announced Friday. A joint committee made up of representatives from both institutions and their trustees had been considering multiple elements of a proposed combination.

The colleges surprised many by issuing a joint announcement early on a Sunday morning in late February saying they were discussing a merger that would have benefits including added academic depth, pooled resources and more control over tuition costs.

Share Article

Rick Seltzer

Rick Seltzer, Projects Editor, oversaw special projects and coordinated daily production for Inside Higher Ed from 2019 through May 2021. He joined the publication in 2016, covering finance and management. Previously, he worked as a reporter for The Baltimore Business Journal, The Bloomington Herald-Times, the Central New York Business Journal and The Harrisburg Patriot-News. He has covered numerous business, municipal, government and general assignment beats. Rick graduated from Syracuse University in 2008.

Back to Top