Faculty & Staff Newsletter

June 9, 2021

Dear Mercy College Community:

As you are all aware from yesterday’s college assembly meetings, the Youngstown location will close effective December 31, 2023. As we take in this news we are mindful of the uncertainty our colleagues in Youngstown face. The Youngstown team has truly gone above and beyond in educating Mercy College students.

We now must prepare for the last incoming class and the teachout. We are committed to maintaining the excellent nursing education and services to students in Youngstown through the December 2023 closure. Accordingly, the Administration at Mercy College has begun developing and planning for the implementation of a Teachout and Closure blueprint to be completed no later than December 2023 for the Youngstown location.

This is a decision that the College Board of Trustees did not take lightly in approving, however, this also provides the Toledo campus the ability to explore new, ever-evolving opportunities in higher education, such as community and academic partnerships. The Enrollment Division is creating a new position, Director of Community and Collegiate Partnerships in order to build these partnerships. Through these relationships, we can add students to our current programs and continue to develop new programs that meet the needs of the broader healthcare community, including Bon Secours Mercy Health. Please direct any questions to and she will direct questions to the correct individual.

I hope you will join me as we continue to move forward. Our values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service will guide us along our current and new pathways. Let us all pursue the journey together.

We will continue to be Mercy Strong in providing excellent education that everyone can be proud.

Sue Wajert

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

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Staff Council Nominations

Submitted by Melanie Vincent

Looking for a leadership role at the College? Staff Council self-nominations and/or nominations of staff for the upcoming year 2021-2022 has begun! The deadline to nominate is noon on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Nominations do NOT need manager approval, however, if you nominate someone, they must accept the nomination to be named on the voting ballot. Nominations can be submitted via email at or online here.

If you have any questions pertaining to this process, please contact or Melanie Vincent- Staff Council Chair-Elect by email at, or phone at 419-251-1411.

Please refer to the All-Staff email sent on June 2nd for more details.

Staff Council Summer Park Meetup

Submitted by Melanie Vincent

Miss seeing your colleagues in person? Us, too! With the warmer months ahead and guidance on how to meet safely, Staff Council will be hosting a lunchtime park meetup at Wildwood. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly, more information will be communicated to those who RSVP.

WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (come when your schedule allows)
WHERE: Wildwood Park (specific location to be communicated)


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