Why MSU-Moorhead is closing its continuing studies department

We need to focus on our students

Minnesota State University – Moorhead President Edna Szymanski tells The Advocate student paper why the university is phasing out its continuing studies department, which handles public-outreach programs:

“Right now, this university is supported 64 percent by your tuition; for that reason, I can’t continue anything that doesn’t either benefit you directly, or in someway, generate a profit that can be turned back to benefit you directly. … A lot of the programs started in 1996 as public outreach or for the good of the public, but the public isn’t paying the majority of the bill right now.”

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