- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A Winston-Salem-based Christian college has merged with a school in Tennessee, the third time in more than 10 years the school has made such a move.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1B7uySA) Piedmont International University plans to merge with financially troubled Tennessee Temple University of Chattanooga. Piedmont’s board of trustees approved the merger on Monday, and TTU’s board of trustees approved the measure on Tuesday.

If the Transactional Association of Christian Colleges and Schools approves it, the merger will officially take place on April 30 and TTU will close its Chattanooga campus on May 1.

Piedmont President Charles Petitt said he expects that many of the 265 students enrolled at TTU will transfer to Piedmont’s Winston-Salem campus.

Piedmont merged with Spurgeon Baptist Bible College of Mulberry, Florida, in 2004.

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