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SNHU makes a 'course correction' on its culinary program

Thursday, March 16, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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SNHU makes a 'course correction' on its culinary program
By: Paul Feely

Southern New Hampshire University is making a course correction on plans to eliminate its culinary program, announcing Tuesday the program will operate as a two-year internship-focused program.

Back in January, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced a recommendation was made to President Paul LeBlanc and Provost Patricia Lynott by school officials to “teach out” and close the culinary program after all current students graduate.

The announcement sparked calls from alumni of the program for school officials to reconsider the recommendation, including a petition posted online at that generated 1,745 signatures.

This week an email from SNHU Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Evans was posted at the petition site, announcing the school was making a course correction.

“After hearing student perspectives, looking at the data, reviewing with Admissions, and considering the national conversation around culinary programs, SNHU has now decided to close the current program and replace it with a two-year, internship-focused program,” reads the email. Read more at

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