At the Holy Cross College in Indiana, an administrator made the mistake of sending an email that was supposedly for their eyes only to the entire student body on Friday. What was written in it? It seems that the school is facing a bleak future because of the small institution’s finances being in shambles. The letter mentions that they are facing possible closure. The email that the college failed to recall was reported by the South Bend Tribune, much to the dismay of officials.
Kelly Jordan who is the vice president of student affairs of the school wrote in the email that it may be that he will be spending the better part of the coming school year shutting down the college and that all they can do is try their hardest and hope for the best.
The email was broadcast just a month after Brother John Paige, the college’s president, suddenly left his post.
In the email, Jordan mentioned the leadership problem, included in the chain of messages that was exchanged with an official at a nearby boarding school that he was interested in working at. He also talked about how the board fired the president unexpectedly and following after that, three of the five vice presidents left, either asked to resign or resigned on their own.
There were only two vice presidents who were left at the school and one of them happens to be him. He was telling the other person how the information being exchanged was confidential and that he was hoping for the other party’s discretion.
On another note, Holy Cross’ interim president Rev. David Tyson sent an email for the entire population of the campus saying that the previous email was just one person’s opinion and is not in any way reflective of the conversations happening between the administration and the Board of Trustees.
Prior to the incident, observers have already predicted a gloomy future for small colleges in the recent years, where they say that the closure rate will be tripled.