- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Art Institutes International-Kansas City has laid off a dozen employees due to the closing of its Lenexa campus.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1KpcyGw ) reports the layoffs were announced Wednesday. The college, which is owned by Education Management Corp., is one 15 Art Institutes International campuses being phased out over the next two to three years.

The phasing out process will affect about 200 employees and more than 5,400 students worldwide.

According to EDMC spokesman Chris Hardman, the 300 students currently enrolled at the Lenexa campus will be allowed to finish their degrees.

Hardman says EDMC, which owns 51 Art Institutes International campuses, was restructured last month and reduced its debt of $1.5 billion to $400 million.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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