AIB closure looms

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 22, 2015 5:00 AM

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AIB’s last athletics season is drawing to a close.

The Des Moines business college is taking an inventory athletics equipment to figure out what will be sold or donated, according to a press release.

Additionally, the institution will host a tailgate party on April 26 on recently renovated baseball and softball fields, which were first used by AIB and a high school during the spring 2014 season. The college’s athletics teams’ regular seasons have either ended or will end soon.

AIB will close in June 2016, but its athletics will not continue the next academic year.

Forty-three colleges, including four from the University of Iowa, were in attendance at a college transfer fair Tuesday. According to the release, UI vice president for enrollment management has received inquiries from AIB students, who would be subject to the UI’s transfer policies.

The university plans to take over the campus and convert it into a regional regents center, which it would own and operate, while offering space to other institutions interested in offering courses.  The plan is still subject to approval by the state Board of Regents.

Existing AIB athletics might be used for club and intramural sports after the campus switches hands.

— by Chris Higgins

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