The president of Davenport University says the Grand Rapids-based institution is closing three of its 14 Michigan campuses and expanding operations elsewhere.
The Grand Rapids Press reports Thursday that Davenport President Richard Pappas announced the closure of campuses in Alma, Caro and Gaylord, and the expansion of operations in Lansing, Midland and Saginaw.
The three campuses are scheduled to close in May 2012, and students will be encouraged to continue at the nearest campuses.
Pappas says the goal is to grow in markets the university serves, not reduce expenses or downsize.
Officials with the private, nonprofit university focusing on business, technology and health say about 250 students are affected by the closings. Twenty-six employees are expected to be offered jobs at other campuses.