KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo offers to help students from St. Joseph’s College complete their college degrees.
Todd Gambill, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, contacted St. Joseph’s College administrators shortly after the announcement by their trustees that the college would close temporarily at the end of the semester.
Friday, he will lead a team comprised of an admissions counselor, a financial aid professional, and an academic advisor to the Rensselaer campus, to meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with students who may want to transfer to IU Kokomo.
“We understand their students will be concerned about how they are going to complete their degrees and graduate,” he said. “We will work hard to help them transfer all or most of their credits here, where they can earn an IU degree in a small campus atmosphere similar to what they had at St. Joseph.”
IU Kokomo will waive its application fee for the St. Joseph College students, and will have partial scholarship funds available for those who qualify.
Gambill noted that IU Kokomo human resources leaders are working with their counterparts in Rensselaer to let them know of faculty and staff openings available.
“The IU Kokomo family wants to send our thoughts and well-wishes to our colleagues during what is obviously a difficult chapter in their history,” he said. “We are ready to do what we can to assist their students, faculty, and staff.”
St. Joseph’s College trustees announced Friday that all activities at its northern Indiana campus will be suspended when the spring 2017 semester ends, while its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, based in Lafayette, will continue. President Robert Pastoor said the private Catholic college, with approximately 200 staff members, needs $100 million to continue serving its 900 students.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana