Manitowoc Holy Family College closing: Mayor, college leaders react
MANITOWOC—Area community and college leaders are saddened by the announced closing of Holy Family College, but say they are ready to help staff and students find their footing when the school closes this summer.The private Catholic college (formerly Silver Lake College) will offer its final classes this summer and cease all operations by Aug. 29, officials announced Monday. The Class of 2020 will be the final to graduate from the Lakeshore institution, which achieved four-year college status in 1935 and was founded as an academy in 1885.
Officials at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus also plan to work with Holy Family College to ease transitions.
“Over the years, Holy Family has been a tremendous partner,” Campus Executive Officer Rachele Bakic said. “When I first heard the news, I reached out to those I know. I feel compassion for the staff and students in this sad situation. We are in this together.”
Administrators from the UW-Green Bay campus in Manitowoc plan to work with Holy Family College to determine credit transfers and program matches, she said. The school is one of the most affordable colleges in the state and offers a sports program for Holy Family College students who may want to continue with athletics, she noted.