Westminster Choir College Update

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Westminster Choir College Update Webcasts

Below are links to videos of Dean Marshall Onofrio’s July 2 webcasts with students, parents and alumni. 

We had originally intended to post videos of the July 1 meetings with Westminster Choir College and Westminster Conservatory faculty and staff, School of Fine and Performing Arts faculty and staff, and Rider University faculty and staff.  Unfortunately, the quality of the videos was not up to standards.  However, we want to share the information that was presented at those meetings with those who could not attend, and listed below are links to the prepared remarks presented by President Dell’Omo, Provost Fredeen, Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Guarino and Dean Onofrio.

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Students webcast
Parents webcast
Alumni webcast

Westminster Choir College and Conservatory faculty and staff meeting remarks
School of Fine and Performing Arts faculty and staff meeting remarks
Rider University faculty and staff meeting remarks




Rider University’s Board of Trustees has determined to evaluate options related to Westminster Choir College (WCC) and the associated campus property, driven by the following Guiding Principles:       

  • Potential to provide short-term and long-term financial stability for WCC and the University as a whole so both institutions are able to move forward with a high level of quality
  • Commitment to preservation and enhancement of the ongoing integrity of the WCC history, brand, mission, artistic standards and programs
  • Quality of the potential WCC partner, including its mission, reputation, culture and objectives, and, as possible measures thereof, its student outcomes, accreditations, enrollments, tuition and scholarship structure, performance statistics, endowment and giving record, and financial and programmatic resources
  • The likelihood of completion of a transaction with the partner, including financial strength, timing, overall complexity, contingencies and conditions
  • The interests of WCC stakeholders, including administration, faculty, staff, students, Coalition / Westminster Leadership Council, alumni and donors
  • Strong sale proceeds to provide meaningful new program / facility investments in Lawrenceville to grow Rider enrollments
  • Impact on Rider’s mission, reputation, culture and objectives

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