Taylor Campus Listed for Sale
The campus of Taylor University College and Seminary has been listed for sale or lease through the commercial real estate firm Colliers International. This listing is an important step as the Board of Trustees considers the best use of Taylor's surplus space, however no decision has been made as to whether the campus will actually be sold in whole or in part.
Following the announcement that Taylor would wind down its university college programs, administration received numerous inquiries about our facilities from potential renters and buyers. It has become apparent that the best way to determine the value of the Taylor campus is to take it to the market with a public listing.
As Taylor’s projected cumulative debt in recent years, the Board had already begun to consider using the southern half of the campus as a way to generate revenue. Recent circumstances have created a situation in which all options must be carefully considered. Taylor's debt stands in the way of ongoing effectiveness and must be dealt with and we invite you to join us as we prayerfully discern the wisest stewardship of our resources.
Taylor sits on a beautiful 26-acre site in southwest Edmonton. Purchased by the school’s alumni in the 1960’s, the site has been home to generations of students and the Taylor community feels a strong attachment to it.
Again, no decision has yet been made as to whether the campus will be sold; once all expressions of interest have been evaluated, the Board will consider the best use of this treasured asset in light of our ongoing needs.
Wahl Lectures MP3s Now Available
More than 160 people attended the 2009 E.P. Wahl Lectures with Dr. Os Guinness, who gave four lectures and took questions for over an hour. Taylor Seminary is pleased to offer delegates the chance to listen again to these lectures -- enjoy!
Taylor Update -- Letter from Dr. Williams
Dear Pastor and friend of Taylor,
Taylor University College and Seminary has begun the painful process of informing our constituents that the University College will be discontinuing operations at the end of June. Please note that this shutdown involves the University College only: the education ministry of the institution will continue through Taylor Seminary and the EP Wahl Centre.
Below you will find a link to a recorded conversation with Taylor President Dr. David Williams, which we hope will help you more fully understand the situation we are facing. We also are making available to you the text of a letter we are sending to students.
As you can appreciate, this is a dynamic situation, and we will have more to share with you as things develop. In the meantime, please know how much we have appreciated your faithful support and care for this institution, and how much we will appreciate your continued prayers in the difficult days ahead.
Dr. David Williams, President