Private liberal arts institution Marymount California University is being integrated into Saint Leo University, following a vote from both universities’ boards of trustees.
The agreement will unite the two Catholic institutions under the Saint Leo University name. Marymount will join the Tampa, Florida-based Saint Leo – the fourth largest Catholic university in the US – to become its Los Angeles campus.
Saint Leo University president Jeffrey Senese said: “There is value that comes from two universities working together to create something powerful for our students. Working with Marymount, Saint Leo University looks forward to making an even more meaningful impact on Catholic higher education from coast to coast.”
Marymount California University president Brian Marcotte added: “Working with Saint Leo will allow us to deliver on our mission in even greater ways here in California. Our students will still be able to enjoy all the benefits of our beautiful campus, residential villas, athletic programs and more, while having access to significantly more academic programs and new learning opportunities made possible by this partnership. Both institutions share compatible missions and a strong commitment to student success, which can energise us both.”
Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the US, offering 59 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programmes to more than 18,200 students each year.
Date published: 3 August 2021