Converse College mulls co-ed proposal

May 18, 2019 - 11:39 am

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Converse College is considering co-educational undergraduate programs for the first time in the South Carolina liberal arts school's nearly 130-year history.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports President Krista Newkirk believes the school could maintain the women's college experience while admitting male undergraduate students, but some alumni are skeptical.

The school said this week it's launching a research effort, approved unanimously by its Board of Trustees in April, to consider the undergraduate proposal. Newkirk says the school will host several town hall sessions to allow current and former students to share their feedback on the idea, and board-appointed committees will also review the possible move.


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