BGSU, Mercy Health Announce Control Change for Mercy College

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Bowling Green State University and Mercy Health have announced plans for the university to take over operations of Mercy College of Ohio.

Officials recently released the plans in a letter of intent they say is the first step in a process to put the public university in Bowling Green in control of the 100-year-old Catholic college, its students and faculty. Mercy Health sponsors the college.

Mercy Health and Bowling Green State University officials say the move is intended to increase educational opportunities in nursing and related programs in the area. The proposal requires state and federal approval.

Neither Bowling Green nor Mercy Health has disclosed the cost of the takeover of the college.

BGSU President Rodney Rogers says Mercy College faculty and staff shouldn’t worry about adverse effects.