Peace College announced in a press release today that, beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, it will admit male students to its day undergraduate programs for the first time in its over a century and a half existence. From the press release:
"Becoming William Peace University reflects our growth as an institution and will deepen and broaden our ability to help our students succeed," said Beth Cherry, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and a Peace alumna....
Cherry noted that the steps the Trustees announced today are the latest in a long series of changes for the institution.
Peace was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for girls and women from kindergarten to college. It later became a two-year college offering associate's degrees before becoming a four-year baccalaureate college in the early 1990s. "The needs of our students are always changing, and Peace is changing with them," Cherry said. "This is a great day for our school."