Update on Westminster
The link below provides details of a visit to Westminster Choir College by a group of “Chinese investors,” a group which it can be assumed represents a final "potential international partner" for the sale of Westminster Choir College.
The attempted sale of Westminster Choir College by President Dell'Omo is one in the latest of his bad ideas which continue to damage Rider University. Based on an alleged financial need, the detailed basis for which the administration is refusing to disclose to the chapter, President Dell'Omo seeks to treat a university college as though it were simply a fiscal asset in some industrial enterprise, to be sold to the highest bidder in an attempt to maximize investor return.
This action is unprecedented in not-for-profit higher education where most senior administrators recognize the difference between a for-profit business enterprise and the ethical and moral role of a not-for-profit educational institution. Additionally, the very legality of this act is being questioned in a lawsuit against Rider University.
In what can only be assumed to be an attempt to reduce or eliminate public pressure, President Dell'Omo has refused to reveal who the potential partner is for the sale of WCC. Since there is now only one potential purchaser of Westminster, there is no longer any other reason not to reveal this information. But fortunately based on publicly available information, concerned members of the Westminster community have been able to discern a likely identity for the final "potential international partner”.
The link below provides further details.
Rider AAUP Executive Committee,
Elizabeth Sheiber, President
Mike Brogan, VP
Jeff Halpern, CGO
Joel Phillips, AGO
Kathy Kessler Price, Treasurer/Fin. Sec
Kathleen Pierce, Recording Sec.
Tracey Garrett, At-Large Member
Matthew Goldie, At-Large Member
Art Taylor, Immediate Past President