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Monday, June 22, 2020

Saint Anselm to lose key trustees in the fall

For those still following the story at Saint Anselm College, there are some recent developments noted in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

A weakened board of trustees will be squaring of with Saint Anselm College monks starting in the fall, after a judge ruled this week that veteran trustees -- including all four board officers -- will have to depart the board when their terms expire in October.

The ruling comes in the high profile case brought by the Benedictine monks of Saint Anselm College, who last year sued trustees over control of the 2,000-student Catholic liberal arts college in Goffstown.


In a 10-page ruling issued Monday, Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge William Delker blocked a bid by trustees to extend the terms of nine trustees. They faced removal in October because they had served the maximum of three 3-year terms.


Monks, who relinquished most of the day-to-day operation of the 131-year-old college in 2009, have said they need control of the bylaws to ensure the college adheres to its Catholic and Benedictine roots.



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