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TU considers new home

October 8, 2003

Thomasville - That leaves University officials searching for a new home. Just under 1,000 students. It doesn't sound like a lot, but every year, that number grows at Thomas University.

"We've enjoyed a 20-25% growth increase in the last two years and a similar growth rate in the amounts of credit hours those students are taking," says President John Hutchinson.

And the more students there are, the more space is needed. They can either stay on the current property, and add several new buildings, completely move the campus to a new location, or expand the campus into Downtown Thomasville.

But even if the campus moves downtown...space could again become an issue. Parking, and housing for students would be limited, and there would be no room for later growth.

But, President Hutchinson says that's a problem he's happy to have. He says, "I think all of this speaks to the fact that Thomas University has enormous potential."

A final proposal is expected by the end of the year. The University plans to build or relocate as soon as they collect enough money to do so.

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