Sunday, October 24, 2010

Miles College looks at linking with Noland hospital site

Published: Friday, October 22, 2010, 6 H 15

The Board of Directors on Thursday Miles College discussed a plan to pursue the acquisition of land between Lloyd Noland hospital and the College's main campus property.

"My dream is to connect the two campuses," said President George French Miles.

French hopes to have a new Student Center built in as little as two years of the former Hospital, which was demolished.

Hospital was 41 hectares that French called the "North campus".Miles acquired ownership of the former Hospital, last known as health South Grand Ouest, in 2007.

The main campus occupies 35 acres.Entre two leaflets, about three blocks separated, sits the Demetrius c. Newton Gardens apartments belonging to Fairfield housing administration. Faye White, Executive Director of the authority, said that its Board of Directors was briefed miles on his plans.

"We will just listen to the presentation," said White."Our Board has not voted to approve anything".

Chairman of Committee for housing Fairfield O.C. Oden Jr. attended the meeting of Council of miles.

"If the town of Fairfield and Fairfield housing administration can come together and to give their support, I think there is a great opportunity," says Oden. "I think that this will be beneficial for everyone.I would like to see happen. ?

Responsible for miles look where residents could be reinstalled, says Oden property. " "It is nothing that we can agree that without residents being supported in the first", he said.

Miles hopes to obtain the cooperation of Fairfield connecting two campuses, said the fran?ais.Miles has 1.705 students this fall, and campus North of openness will enable growth, said French. "Which gives us the possibility to go to 3,000 students.?

School in January has made a capital campaign that raised approximately $ 35.5 million.

The annual budget to miles increased by 38 million with approximately 50 million dollars in the past five years, said the fran?ais.Le Endowment Fund sits down to 13.3 million dollars and said that he would like that increase to $ 35 million French. ""We did exceptionally well despite bad economy", he said.

Make the grounds of the former Hospital of the new entrance to the College make higher profile and provide a chance for a redesign.

"To plan a campus is that I am excited," said French. "We have all the land, that we need for 100 years.?

Plans include North campus to a new center of student, School of International Studies and political public, health and Wellness Centre and a centre for the performing arts.
French said plans are in the works to add miles, graduate probably masters in education and social work and apply for status as a university programs of.

"I'm a little jealous, because one of these days it will be Miles University," said President of the Student Government Leah Graves, a person who, as she took part in activities to return to the country leading to a game of football Saturday 1 h with Benedict College. "Maybe I can go back and get my mis degree day.

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