Lessons learned from a college merger.
Lucy Wheelock founded Wheelock College in 1888 to train kindergarten teachers. The small private institution nestled in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston focused on improving the lives of children and families by training teachers and social workers. In 2017, with only 1,000 undergraduate and master’s students and a trend of declining enrollments, the future of Wheelock College was uncertain. Closure was not imminent, but it was definitely on the horizon.
Originally published: August 7, 2018
Author: David J. Chard, Robert A. Brown
Position: President, Former President
Institution: Boston University, Wheelock College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed