Marlboro College sale complete

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Published: 7/27/2020 6:45:03 PM

MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — The sale of Vermont’s Marlboro College to an organization that will focus on first-generation college students is now final.

The deal to sell the Marlboro campus to an organization called Democracy Builders closed Wednesday and was announced Thursday.

Chandell Stone of Democracy Builders says it’s a big day for everyone involved.

“We are excited to launch our new model, create jobs in Windham County, and expand educational opportunity for traditionally disenfranchised students,” Stone said.

Democracy Builders plans to use the 500-acre campus and its more than 50 buildings to launch a new type of late high school, early college model, primarily for high school students hoping to become the first in their families to go to college, or first-generation college students in their first two years of college.

The campus will continuing to serve as the summer home of the Marlboro Music School and Festival.

Last year, Marlboro College joined a growing list of small New England colleges that have shut down or merged in recent years as the region’s college-age population declines.

Marlboro merged with Emerson College in Massachusetts. Starting this fall, most Marlboro students and faculty will attend Emerson College.

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