SNHU, NH Institute of Art merger talk creates anxiety for some
The vice chairman, Skip Ashooh, said the deadline was established by trustees, who have to decide whether to move forward with a merger or with their search for a new president.
“We’re not dating. We’re not engaged. We’re not married. We’re just trying to understand what it’s about,” said Phyllis Stibler, an Institute trustee.
Massachusetts resident Maureen Wall said her daughter is attending the Institute next fall, and a theater program would be nice.
“We have a chance to create something that’s never happened before,” she said.
Several instructors and staff worried about their jobs. But Strawbridge said the Institute would retain its autonomy and its office staff, and SNHU estimates 400 people would have to be hired in the first year of a merger.
Sean Beavers, an adjunct art instructor, said Institute art students submit portfolios and desire a career in art.
“I cannot see how they would be able to succeed in a course that does not have a one-on-one relationship,” she said.Tom Adams, a student, called on trustees to release any documents involving a merger.
“I’d like to see this thing slowed down,” he said.
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