Tuesday, July 09, 2013
After 165 years, Chancellor University, which has operated under various names throughout its history, is closing its doors and combining with Alliant International University in California. Some of the names that the school has operated under include Myers University and Dyke College, and for the historians among us, you may also remember Spencerian College.
Chancellor originally served the local community by preparing men and women for vocational and business-related jobs. The school was founded in 1848 as a tax-paying entity or for-profit in today’s parlance. Among our many prestigious alumni is John D. Rockefeller, who learned bookkeeping eight years after the school was founded at 236 West Superior Ave. in Cleveland, the current location of the Renaissance Hotel. There are over 11,000 alumni of the school and hundreds of faculty members who have graced the halls and contributed to the online networks of Chancellor.
As the school makes this transition and teaches out its remaining students at Alliant, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped carry on the school’s legacy here in Cleveland. I especially want to thank the men and women who served on the Board of Trustees of Chancellor over the years local civic and business leaders who have volunteered their time and energy to provide invaluable guidance and wisdom to the school’s leadership.
On behalf Chancellor’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Ron Ransom and our Provost Dr. Steve Kerr, thank you.
Robert C. Daugherty
19th President of Chancellor University
July 10, 2013 aA 6:04 AM