September 25, 2023

Cardinal Stritch to close down at finish of spring semester

Cardinal Stritch College, a personal Catholic college positioned in Fox Level and Glendale, will shut down on the finish of the spring semester, college president Dr. Dan Scholz stated in a message posted Monday on the Cardinal Stritch web site.

Scholz stated the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi have accepted the advice of the college’s board of trustees to finish all instructional providers, actions and packages efficient Could 22 and start the wind-down means of all college operations.

“We’re all devastated by this growth,” Schloz stated. “However after analyzing all choices, this resolution was crucial. I want there was a distinct path we might pursue. Nevertheless, the fiscal realities, downward enrollment traits, the pandemic, the necessity for extra assets and the mounting operational and facility challenges offered a no-win state of affairs. I’m profoundly unhappy for the scholars, the school, the workers, our alumni, our board of trustees, our benefactors, our enterprise companions and for the group total, and naturally the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.”

The ultimate graduation ceremony for Cardinal Stritch will probably be held on Could 21 on the Wisconsin Heart in downtown Milwaukee.

“It most definitely will probably be bittersweet,” Scholz stated.

To assist college students who’re near graduating, Cardinal Stritch will present educational providers this summer time to a restricted variety of college students to allow them to meet their commencement necessities. For the remainder of the college’s college students, Cardinal Stritch is finalizing partnerships with native schools and universities to allow them to proceed their schooling, Scholz stated.

Cardinal Stritch has an enrollment of about 1,350 and was based in 1937. Its 40-acre campus at 6801 N. Yates Highway lies inside Fox Level and Glendale.