St. Francis College announces elimination of athletic programs
St. Francis College announced on Monday that it is eliminating all athletic programs at the end of the 2023 spring semester.
The announcement comes as the college redesigns itself after the launch of its SFC Forward: Strategic Vision for 2023 & Beyond program, which began in February 2021.
"We want to acknowledge that SFC has a rich legacy in competitive athletics and are proud of our Terriers today and in all years past,” the institution said in a release. “This difficult decision was guided by a commitment to preserving the College's 164-year Franciscan mission to provide a high quality and affordable education to working-class and first-generation students.
To ensure that student-athletes can continue their studies at SFC uninterrupted, the College will honor all current academic and athletic scholarships, even though students will no longer be participating in athletics.”
The college’s Board of Trustees also announced the appointing of Tim Cecere as the institution’s acting president effective immediately.