On April 3, WBZ-TV aired a story during its 11:00 pm
newscast regarding one former student's complaint about Fisher College's
July 2010 acquisition of the Butera School of Art. The story did not
accurately portray the facts in this isolated case.
the acquisition, Fisher provided Butera's students with the opportunity
to continue their educational pursuits at a larger institution with
additional benefits, such as career counseling. The student profiled in
the story, along with all the other Butera students, were notified of
the acquisition in writing on July 13, 2010. In September 2010, they
were notified in person of the acquisition and subsequently had
opportunities to withdraw from the program with no penalties or
financial commitment to Fisher College. The student profiled chose to
attend Fisher College for two years, earning two certificates, and then
withdrew from the school before fulfilling the final program
requirements. Other students completed the program and are now employed in their chosen fields.
College purchased the Butera School of Art with the intention of
continuing the program but we were unable to do so for reasons beyond
our control. Nevertheless, we provided the existing students with the
exact program they had applied for and also gave them additional
resources to assist them on their career paths. Throughout this process,
each student was treated with understanding and respect.