by AToday News Team

By Karen Nugent TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF

LANCASTER —  While a planned merger with a fellow Seventh-day Adventist college fell through, Atlantic Union College will not close, according to church and college officials.

Donald G. King, president of the South Lancaster-based Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, said talks have recently concluded with the state Department of Higher Education for plans to reopen. The plan has not yet been approved by the state agency.

Mr. King said there are no plans to sell the campus. “Instead, we intend to continue to improve the campus even as we prepare to restructure and reopen at a later date,” he said in an email. Read more…