Oaklands Mills School is contemplating potential merger with Northeastern College, can once more award levels – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (BCN) – Mills College in Oakland could reverse a decision and re-award degrees earlier this year if it merges with another university, college officials said in a letter to the community on Thursday.

“I am very pleased to announce that Mills will be initiating formal liaison discussions with Northeastern University today,” wrote Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman in the letter.

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When the alliance becomes official, students could take courses at Mills College in Oakland and earn a degree called Mills College as part of those degrees, Hillman said.

Northeastern University is a private, not-for-profit research university based in Boston with locations in Canada, London, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, among others. It reportedly has about 14,000 students.

“@MillsCollege is a leader in leadership, access, equality and social justice for women and has been a pillar of opportunity for more than a century,” said Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, in a tweet Thursday. “We are very pleased to be opening a new chapter with this lively community of executives and doers.”

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As a leader in leadership, access, equality and social justice for women, @MillsCollege has been a pillar of opportunity for more than a century. We look forward to opening a new chapter with this lively community of executives and doers. There’s more to come. https://t.co/oCSzpkzbFX

– President Aoun (@PresidentAoun) June 17, 2021

The alliance would also support Mills’ current students, faculty and staff, as well as the development of new educational programs.

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