Philadelphia, Pa., May 19, 2017 / 18:06 pm
Amid plans for the future of the Philadelphia archdiocese's historic Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, the seminary and Neumann University have announced a feasibility study into a possible affiliation agreement.
"While this agreement does not presuppose that the seminary will definitely affiliate with Neumann, it does allow both institutions' academic leaders and others to meet openly and to discuss how such an affiliation agreement may work to benefit both institutions," said the May 18 announcement signed by Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior of Philadelphia, the seminary's rector, and university president Rosalie M. Mirenda.
The seminary's board of trustees in May 2016 recommended that Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia explore the possibility of affiliating the seminary with a local Catholic college or university.
The agreement between the seminary and Neumann University followed "an exhaustive and thorough process," the announcement said.