A private West Virginia university in financial crisis says it is ending its affiliation with the Jesuit order while maintaining its Roman Catholic identity.
Wheeling Jesuit University said in a statement the move will occur at the end of the academic year. The statement says the university will undergo a yet-to-be-determined name change and will continue to offer Catholic Mass, while the Jesuit order will continue campus ministry and retreat programs. ““The decision in no way impacts the academic credentials of past, present or future students, or changes its distinctive Roman Catholic identity,” a university statement said.
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