DETROIT — Marygrove College in Detroit announced Wednesday plans for its permanent closure at the end of the 2019 fall semester. The college has operated in Detroit for 92 years. In response, state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit), alumna and former Director of Theatre Operations, issued the following statement:

“Marygrove College has been a standard bearer on Detroit’s northwest side for over 90 years. It was my honor and privilege to work there for 12 fantastic and memorable years as the Director of Theatre Operations and an adjunct professor before being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. I am also a proud Marygrove Mustang alumna, earning a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management. It saddens me that this fine and well-respected institution, founded by and honoring the spirit of The Sisters, Immaculate Heart of Mary, will be closing. This private Catholic college offered transformational opportunities to students, faculty and staff alike. It was a magical place for education, and professional, personal and social development. I join with other alumni across the world in expressing my sincerest regrets on its closing, and my deepest appreciation for having had the unique opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary community of social justice warriors, educators and artists. ”