Milligan & Emmanuel Partnership
Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary entered into a management contract, effective July 1, 2013. Milligan personnel are providing a range of administrative and support services to Emmanuel, including finance, admissions, information technology and physical plant.
This contract brings the institutions closer together than ever before. The intent is to move closer to a full integration of the two schools by maximizing operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Constructive talks continue and progress is being made toward Emmanuel becoming part of Milligan.
Milligan and Emmanuel have always operated independently but have a strong shared history, since Emmanuel was founded in 1965 using shared space on the Milligan campus and under the leadership of then-president Dr. Dean E. Walker. Both institutions are part of the Stone-Campbell Movement and have a similar mission of preparing men and women for ministry and servant-leadership.
Financial and economic conditions have been difficult for Emmanuel in recent years, which led Emmanuel’s board and president in summer 2012 to begin discussions with Milligan about a possible operating relationship. Since then, both institutions have been in a period of due diligence to explore the options and determine if such a relationship would be in the best interest of both parties.
Our mutual commitment is to honor and continue Emmanuel’s legacy by continuing to offer academically-sound, advanced degrees in Bible and ministry. We agree that Emmanuel and Milligan can do this best together as one institution with one united mission and operational structure.
We are excited about the future possibilities and the great advantages this will offer to students and alumni at both schools, and ultimately better serve the Kingdom.
MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.