September 21, 2018

Large Turnout to Discuss Future of Lyme Academy, Variety of Options Proposed

More than 80 people attended the meeting at Lyme Academy College Monday afternoon to discuss its future. Photo by SEcoast.org.

University of New Haven (UNH) President Steven Kaplan, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Campus Dean Todd Jokl, Lyme Academy Board Chair Stephen Tagliatela, and Lyme Academy faculty member/alumna Kimberly Monson, hosted a meeting yesterday afternoon at the College to discuss its future.  The meeting was held in response to the numerous concerns and questions raised subsequent to the UNH Board of Governor’s announcement on Aug. 20 that it had, “decided, effective at the end of the academic year in May 2019, to discontinue the University’s degree-granting academic offerings” at the College.

SECoast.org attended the meeting and wrote, “Upwards of 80 residents, alumni, faculty, and members of the art community turned out, in what was an unsettled, but positive and forward-thinking discussion.  Kaplan set the tone with an emphasis on maintaining the Academy as a viable educational arts institution, briefly laying out the short-term challenges …”  Read their full report at this link.

Erica Moser from The Day also attended and her report is at this link.

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