NEWS BRIEF: SGA sends letter to students addressing SRA concerns


Jessica Bonacci, News Editor

The Marywood Student Government Association’s (SGA) Executive Cabinet sent a letter to students via email addressing the final Strategic Resource Allocation (SRA) report.

In the letter, the cabinet addressed the “distress related to the SRA results released earlier this week.”

The final SRA report released on Nov. 29 included cuts to staff and academic programs of the university, as well as a restructuring of the university’s academic colleges.

“While there are some things in the report that the Marywood community might be unhappy with, we would like to remind you of some positive things occurring on campus,” said the Executive Cabinet in the letter.

The letter included an excerpt from the final SRA report and also discussed programs being changed, saying that “in time, even though some programs may be dissolving within the university, many programs are growing and thriving.”

The letter mentioned the fact that “Marywood has also been ranked by USA Today as #4 best college to prepare for a career in health professions.”

According to the Executive Cabinet, the decisions Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed. D., president of Marywood, made were in the community’s best interest and the university is still “striving to be a University for the World” through its International Student Ambassador Program and other organizations devoted to diversity.

The letter concluded with an invitation to students to share their concerns with members of the Executive Cabinet by emailing before SGA members meet with Sr. Mary next week.

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