Knoxville College defers admissions until 2016

Knoxville College

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville College Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday the college will not be accepting students until at least the fall of 2016.

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As of a couple of weeks ago, 11 students were enrolled; four of them are planning to graduate on May 9.

“Essential operations of the college will be carried out with a reduced staff, as we undertake a period to strategically discuss and review the college’s status and direction,” Knoxville College board chair Dr. James F. Reese said in a press release.

Reese emphasized that the school is not closed and the remaining seven students are being assisted in identifying options to continue their matriculation.

“The commission will bring specialized expertise to aid in evaluating KC’s core operations and, through the restructuring process, enable us to emerge with a stronger, sustainable plan of action,” said alumna and management team leader Dr. Jame Redmond.

Redmond, an appointed commission and members of the college’s management team say they are accessing the school’s core operations in developing a restructuring plan that will enable the college to begin re-admittance of students for fall 2016.

Graduation and convocation services for the class of 2015 will be held on May 9 at 11 a.m. at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville. The public is invited to attend.

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