Episcopal Divinity School formally announced their agreement with Union Seminary of New York and appointed a new Dean today.
“We hope, especially if you are sad or angry, you will find the wherewithal to stick with us during this year of transition and contribute your prayers, your support, and your best wishes to the seminary we all love and to the people who will be working to close this chapter of its history and open the next.”
The Alumni/ae Executive Committee has replied to the decision by the Episcopal Divinity School Board of Trustees:
We’re not saying things can go on as they are (even though the draw on the endowment has been steadily coming down), but are asking for time to explore some really interesting possibilities for partnerships or mergers with other institutions that will allow EDS to continue to have a voice in the Episcopal Church. Shutting down the degree granting at this point effectively shuts down EDS’s ability to offer itself as a viable partner. (Karen Meridith, Executive Committee member)
Letter from Episcopal Divinity School: The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has served this community as President and Dean, of…