2012-12-06 / Local & State

Wilson College Postpones Vote On Admitting Men

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Trustees at Wilson College in Chambersburg have postponed a decision on whether to convert the school to a fully coeducational institution.

The school said it postponed Saturday’s vote because trustees need more time before making such a big decision on the college’s future. They plan to reconvene Jan. 13.

The liberal arts school founded in 1869 has run operational budget deficits in three of the past four years.

The school now allows men to be students if they’re children of staff or at least 22 years old. About 11 percent of students are undergraduate men.

The trustees are considering whether to permit men as regular students and let them live on campus the year after that.

Enrollment is about 700. The co-ed proposal aims to double that figure by 2020.

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