From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
The New England Commission on Higher Education has given Goodwin University its blessing to take over the bulk of the University of Bridgeport.
The acquisition, which still needs a fiscal sign off by the bank, was to be announced at noon in a joint statement between NECHE, the accrediting body for the region, and officials from UB, and Goodwin, of East Hartford.
Paier College of Hamden, which is planning to acquire UB’s graphic and interior design programs, is for-profit and so answers to a different accrediting body.
The real estate purchase is expected to take place before the end of the year. The actual changeover to what Goodwin President Mark Scheinberg is calling “New UB” will occur on July 1, 2021.
… Scheinberg said the deal is now less of a partnership and more of an outright purchase that will allow UB to remain its own institution and not a branch. That way UB gets to keep its name and its international students who would have been in limbo while the transfer took place.