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Chapman University Official Statement on Crystal Cathedral Bid Outcome

November 17, 2011

Chapman University learned this evening that the Honorable Robert Kwan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, ruled in favor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County’s offer to purchase the property and facilities of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries in Garden Grove, California.

Chapman University continues to believe that our good-faith offer would have benefited the community and the ministry.  The Crystal Cathedral campus presented an interesting opportunity for the university.  This ruling does not alter our plans to consider new academic programs in the health sciences, nor will it slow our exploration of other opportunities that would enhance our curricular offerings in serving our students and community.

 While we are disappointed the court did not favor our bid, we wish only the very best to the Roman Catholic Diocese and to the Crystal Cathedral Ministries.

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