In a letter signed by President of WMA&C, Michael W. Lierman, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Regis G. McDonald, and posted on the school website, the Board of Trustees announced that "the school will cease all educational and related operations at its campus located in Lexington, Missouri, and its learning site in Cameron, Missouri, at the end of the academic year, which falls on May 31, 2017".
No reason for the closure was given by the Board of Trustees, which said that it was initiating "the process of dissolving the school corporation and liquidating all corporate assets in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation and Missouri state legal requirements".
The letter stated, "The closing of the school and the winding down of its operations will take place in an orderly manner, and Wentworth will make every effort to assist students and their parents in effecting the students' smooth transition to other educational institutions."
Cristhina Starke, International Department Director of WMA&C, told StudyTravel Magazine "all international students will be transferred by May 31 and area schools and other military schools have opened their doors to our cadets".
She added that a number of local educational institutions had offered their services so that students could continue their education without major disruption.
WMA&C, which was established in 1880, confirmed that all educational activities until the end of May, including the Military Ball, commencement ceremonies and the commissioning of new officers would proceed as scheduled.
By Matthew Knott