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Sireno: We've got room to grow

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Darton College President Dr. Peter Sireno says while the school has come a long way in the last five years, it's got a lot more room to grow.

Sireno explained his vision for a six-year Capital Improvement plan to Albany Rotary members. Darton enrollment has increase 119% in the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing colleges in Georgia.

Budget cuts forced the college not to fill many vacant positions. Sireno says the college must look to the future, and they'd like the next addition to be a humanities building.

"The next major building would be a humanities classroom building and that building based on what our master planners have indicated would be 100,000 assignable square feet so it would be over maybe 150,000 gross square feet for that particular facility."

Sireno also said it will take community support to convince the Board of Regents and the State Legislature to allow Darton to make the nursing program a four-year program.

The college has grown the number of allied health and science programs from four to 18.


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