Pennsylvania college president makes offer to displaced Saint Rose students
The president of Misericordia University in Pennsylvania says his school will take in students from the College of Saint Rose, which announced last week it would permanently close at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. NewsChannel 13 was first to break the news.
Students who were happy at Saint Rose would be happy on his campus, said Misericordia President Dan Myers.
The school is a small catholic university located about 20 minutes north of Wilkes-Barre.
There are nearly 2,600 Saint Rose students working to figure out what’s next for them, as they find other schools and transfer credits.
The city is working to help those impacted by the closure, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said.
“I think it’s really important that we have these conversations and we talk about the future, but we have to do that in the context working with the leaders of the College of Saint Rose, understanding what their plan is. They are required by middle state to have a plan for a teach out and for what is going to happen with their programs and with their campus,” Sheehan said.
Myers said that former Saint Rose students can tell the school’s transfer coordinator that “President Dan sent you.”