Collegiate ministry

Mission and Ministry
This photo, taken in 2010, shows Bennett College, a women-only school in Greensboro, N.C. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Black colleges and universities face challenges, too

While there have been no recent closures of United Methodist-affiliated black colleges and universities, schools such as Bennett College still face a challenging landscape.
Mission and Ministry
Students and faculty process during commencement at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain College.

Closures raise survival questions for small colleges

United Methodist-related colleges and universities are looking toward collaborations and mergers as they work to survive in challenging times for small liberal arts institutions.
Mission and Ministry
Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn., will close at the end of its spring semester on May 10. The 170-year-old school is affiliated with the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. File photo courtesy of the Holston Conference.

Hiwassee College closing in May

A 170-year-old United Methodist-related college in the Holston Conference announced it will close in May for financial reasons.
General Church
Bishop Mande Muyombo (front, right) presides over a meeting of the Africa University board of directors in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mande is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

Bishop is first AU grad to chair university's board

Bishop Mande Muyombo is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board of directors of the United Methodist university.

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