- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico is considering taking over the soon-to-be closed Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

KOB-TV reports University of New Mexico Interim President Chaouki Abdallah said during the Board of Regents’ Tuesday meeting that the university is looking at ways it could use the art college that are both financially viable and aligned with the university’s mission.

Abdallah says the university is not interested in turning the Santa Fe school into a branch campus.

Instead, Abdallah says the university is open to offering strong academic degrees at the Santa Fe school.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design officials decided to close the institution in April after having financial problems and low student enrollment.

The art college will be closed in spring 2018.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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