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August 11, 2003

Valdosta - The president of Valdosta State University says despite budget shortfalls, the college plans on a year of big progress.

In his state of the University address Monday, President Ronald Zaccari discussed plans for new housing, graduate programs, and increased enrollment. He hopes to offer masters degree programs in biology and music history soon, and plans on breaking ground on a new residence hall next summer.

"Advancements in housing will continue for the next six years," said Zaccari. "We will either be constructing the new or renovating the old one by one until all residence halls have been renovated."

The university eliminated several staff positions and slightly boosted tuition to accommodate its struggling budget.

V.S.U. saw about a nine percent increase in enrollment this year. Almost 11,000 students are enrolled in fall classes.

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