Trinity Lutheran College in Everett to close

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 12, 2016 at 6:21 p.m.



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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Trinity Lutheran College in Everett will close its doors for good in May.

The Daily Herald reports (http://goo.gl/sJNoz9 ) the school will cease all instruction May 7.

The new executive director of the school, Jim Lindus, says the school's business model is not sustainable with only 166 students enrolled for the spring semester.

He says no classes, 15 full-time faculty or 36 staff members will be cut before May. Officials are working with other colleges and universities to take the undergraduates.

Trinity Lutheran moved to Everett in 2008 from Issaquah.

The school was founded in 1944 as an arm of the Minneapolis-based Lutheran Bible Institute.

In 2015, the school was one of 556 in the country put on a U.S. Department of Education watch list for cash-flow problems.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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