07/22/2011 09:52 am ET Updated Sep 21, 2011

Peace College Says It's Going Co-ed After More Than 150 Years Educating Women

After more than 150 years of educating women, Peace College will change its name and admit men, a move that stunned students and alumnae.

In a surprise announcement Thursday, Peace College trustees said the school will become fully co-ed, opening its doors to male students in the fall of 2012. The college will be renamed William Peace University, after its founder.