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Rep. Sewell laments closure of Birmingham-Southern College

“This is a great loss not only for the Birmingham community but for the entire state of Alabama,” she said.

Rep. Terri Sewell
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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the decision by the Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees to cease operations on May 31, 2024:

“This is a great loss not only for the Birmingham community but for the entire state of Alabama. For years, Birmingham-Southern College has propelled our state forward by producing outstanding graduates, many of whom I have had the privilege of employing including my current Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff. BSC means so much to so many, and my thoughts are with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni as they process this difficult news and begin to plan their next steps.

“While no one had hoped for this outcome, the failure of state leaders to do their part and provide assistance to BSC is particularly disappointing. It remains my belief that the cost of such an investment would be small relative to the tremendous benefits of keeping the college open. Nevertheless, I stand ready to assist in any way that I can as we work to mitigate the loss of this cherished institution for the student body, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities.”

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