Mergers in Higher Education


This episode is the latest in the series of cases we’ve profiled focusing on mergers within higher education. We speak with Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian University and David Rowe, who served as Interim President of Lancaster Theological Seminary (LTS) who discuss how they partnered to integrate LTS into Moravian to operate alongside the existing Moravian Seminary. Moravian is the 6th oldest college in the U.S. and was the first to admit women. They describe how the vision for the merger evolved during their initial discussions from having LTS move to Moravian’s campus in Bethlehem, to enabling LTS to retain its historic campus and expanding it to serve as a branch campus for Moravian. They share the hard-earned lessons with all of the regulatory and other hurdles that need to be cleared to complete a successful merger.

David Finegold is the president of Chatham University.

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David Finegold is the president of Chatham University.

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