Baker College releases statement about closing its Flint campus

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FLINT (WJRT) - (01/10/19) - Baker College released this statement regardign plans to consolidate their operations...

"Baker College is in the final stages of informing its staff and students of important changes coming soon to the Flint Campus. Baker College Flint will consolidate with Baker’s Owosso operations and consolidate its Southeast Michigan operations into a new, state-of-the art, flagship campus in Metro Detroit.

A thoughtful plan, with a nearly two-year strategic timeline, is underway to consolidate Baker College’s Flint, Allen Park, Auburn Hills and Clinton Township locations. Baker will continue offering courses at these locations through August 2020.

Brick-and-mortar campuses are not obsolete but evolving. By consolidating Flint with Owosso, and the metro Detroit campuses into a proposed central location, we will be able to combine resources and student bodies resulting in a more focused, streamlined enterprise for the next century.

Baker recognizes these changes come with challenges, and did not easily arrive at the decision to consolidate its campuses. Baker College is grateful to all of the communities it has called home, especially Flint, and will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition for all those effected. For students impacted by the consolidation, Baker will be offering generous scholarship packages to support the completion of their educational pursuits.

We look forward to being able to continue serving all of our students, and will be keeping our faculty, students and the community engaged and informed throughout this process."

Stay with ABC12 for continuing coverage of the impact this will have on staff, students and the community.

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