Supporting the recommendation of Westminster College’s President Barney Forsythe, the Westminster College Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee has authorized President Forsythe to take steps to close the College’s Mesa campus effective at the end of the Spring 2014 semester based on a current assessment of that market.
Westminster opened its Mesa campus in the Fall of 2013, after being invited to do so by the City of Mesa, as a strategy to implement a key aspect of the College’s Strategic Plan 2020. That part of its Strategic Plan calls for the College to develop and implement new educational and other ventures that enable the College to serve new constituencies and are consistent with the College’s Mission and Vision. The decision to close the Mesa campus was based on a conclusion that keeping it open would not achieve results consistent with the College’s Mission and Vision.
Funding for the Mesa campus project was comprised almost exclusively of contributions from members of the Westminster College Board of Trustees, and the Board thanks these Trustees for their generous support of this project. The Board also appreciates the efforts of the College’s faculty and staff who supported the Mesa campus project and it remains committed to continuing to develop and implement new educational and other ventures that are consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan 2020.