AUC to lay off all staff as partnership with WAU delayed

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s oldest educational institution, Atlantic Union College, plans to lay off its entire staff of 97 full-time employees on July 31 because of a delay in a partnership proposal of the institution with church-run Washington Adventist University in Maryland. Leaders of both institutions have been working to secure permission from Massachusetts’ education authorities to operate AUC as a satellite campus of WAU following the loss of its accreditation from a regional accrediting agency effective July 31. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges cited financial reasons in its decision.

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