United Theological Seminary announced recently that it will move its campus from New Brighton to St. Paul at the end of 2018. The 55-year-old ecumenical graduate school is an affiliate of the United Church of Christ.
Leaders cited a desire to better serve students who rely on public transportation, to be closer to urban ministries in keeping with the seminary’s social justice emphasis, and to relocate in a smaller, more intimate space. The school currently has 85 students, almost half of whom are distance learners.
The school is looking for new quarters in the Hwy 280/University Avenue neighborhood. It plans to sell the New Brighton facility to Global Academy Charter School, which serves first-generation immigrant students.