Attorney General holds meeting to discuss options for Sweet Briar College

Nadirah Abdus-Sabur, center, a junior engineering student, hugs her friends after singing the Sweet Briar College song in Prothro Hall, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Amherst, Va. Sweet Briar College will shut down this summer because of financial issues. | AP Photo

(WRIC) — Attorney General Mark R. Herring met with a group of those involved in the Sweet Briar College closing to his office Wednesday morning to discuss options and mediate between the opposing parties.

A discussion was held and hosted by Mark Rubin, an experienced mediator with the McCammon Group and Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Consensus Building at Virginia Commonwealth University.

After the discussion, all agreed to release the following joint statement:

“Today’s meeting was an open and candid exchange of ideas and a productive step in fostering a conversation about the future of an institution that we all care deeply about. We all agree that this conversation should continue in the days and weeks ahead as we seek the best possible resolution to this unfortunate situation. The parties have agreed to share information and to meet again on May 18.”

A.G. Herring stepped into the meeting briefly to thank all parties for their participation and to encourage them to work collaboratively to do what’s best for the Sweet Briar community.

The parties will meet again on May 18 to further discuss.

Stay with 8News for more information as this story unfolds.

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