Madison, Wis. (May 1, 2020) – Edgewood College announced today continued steps toward a strong and sustainable future. Those steps include a reduction of faculty and staff as the College aligns the number of faculty and staff with the number of students served.
“We continue to make decisions to ensure we remain financially healthy in the long-term,” Mary Ellen Gevelinger, O.P., Interim President, said. “Those decisions are made more urgent by our global situation, but no less important today than they were in the past.”
The announcement that the College will enter into additional voluntary separation agreements with faculty colleagues is consistent with steps taken in the recent past due to shifting demographics.
Work to simplify and consolidate the academic structure of the College, the student services division, and other areas is ongoing, Gevelinger said. That work began in earnest in August of 2018.
“There is no question that the global pandemic has had a negative financial impact on nearly every organization – higher education or otherwise,” Gevelinger said. “That said, we remain committed to the work we began long before COVID-19, work that will secure a bright future for Edgewood College.”
Gevelinger took over as Interim President in September 2019. A new President for Edgewood College, Dr. Andrew Manion, was announced in April, after a nationwide search that attracted more than 80 candidates. Dr. Manion begins his new role on June 1, 2020.