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Virginia Supreme Court Rules in College's Favor

Randolph College celebrates 'historic' day

6/6/2008 12:49:39 PM


LYNCHBURG — A Virginia Supreme Court ruling today puts an end to nearly two years of ongoing litigation against Randolph College.

The high court upheld the Lynchburg Circuit Court’s January 2007 decision to dismiss the two court cases opposing the college’s decision to go coed.

“This is an historic day for Randolph College,” said John E. Klein, president. “With the litigation resolved, we can now center all of our energy, time, and resources on continuing to move this college forward.”

After spending several years studying ways to position the institution for a successful future, the Board of Trustees adopted in 2006 a strategic plan calling for coeducation.

“The Board has chosen a path that embraces change and allows Randolph to offer excellent educational opportunities to future generations of women and men,” said Lucy Hooper, president of the Board of Trustees and a 1973 alumna. “We also remain focused on ensuring that we honor our proud heritage as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Our commitment to high academic standards, close student-faculty relationships, the strong tradition of our Honor System, and a challenging and fulfilling educational experience will not waver.”

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations