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A Message From The Dean
It is with genuine sadness that I must announce that the Trustees of the American College of History and Legal Studies (the College) have determined to begin the process of closing down the institution. Unfortunately, we will not be admitting a new class in late August 2014, and will be looking to close the institution entirely as soon as practicable (likely, the summer of 2015 or thereafter). The College has already been in contact with the Director of the Division of Higher Education of the New Hampshire Board of Education (the Division), and will be working with the Division to ensure that the academic interests of all students, applicants and attendees are protected. We will also ensure that all student records are properly maintained.
The Trustees’ decision to close the College was excruciatingly difficult, for they have always believed wholeheartedly in the College’s mission: to provide an avenue of social mobility (and even an alternative route to law school in some circumstances) through an affordable, rigorous baccalaureate program. In launching the institution, the Trustees believed that undergraduate students would become enthused with the mission of low-cost and social mobility, and come to Salem, New Hampshire to pursue this opportunity. Unfortunately, however, the College just has never enrolled enough students to continue to justify the huge cost of running the institution.
The coming days and weeks will be especially difficult for those of us involved in the day-to-day operations of closing the College. The staff, instructors and administrators will, however, continue to derive substantial pride from the fact that the American College of History & Legal Studies has already provided significant opportunities to a host of students, many of whom have already gone on to attend law school.
We would like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement over the years.
Peter M. Malaguti
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