Green: U of I still exploring Phoenix options

The University of Idaho is “still committed” to the University of Phoenix acquisition, President C. Scott Green said in an email to university employees Friday.

The email came two days after the Senate rejected a bill designed to rework the $685 million acquisition. Two legislative leaders have said the vote all but killed the purchase.

Green said the U of I continues to review its options.

Here, in full, is his email to employees:

“Our proposed affiliation with the University of Phoenix has received much attention during the legislative session. Concerns earlier in the session, raised in a House resolution, were addressed in a Senate bill introduced late last week. We were hopeful this bill would put to rest these concerns, but it failed on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, March 27.  
“While we are disappointed, we are still committed to the students of Idaho and the opportunities available to them, as well as working adults, through this affiliation. We continue to review our options with members of the legislature and with our partners at the University of Phoenix.
“We will keep you updated on this, as well as report on legislative action impacting the University of Idaho, upon the close of the session, which we expect in the next two weeks.” 

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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