Campbellsville University Accepts Large Gift, Plans Education Center

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Campbellsville University accepts large-scale gift of land and property in an effort to launch a new education center. The center, which could open as early as fall of 2016, will house administrative offices and academic programs.

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Campbellsville University is excited to announce their acceptance of the largest regional development gift in school history.

The gift, a prominent office building located at 1150 Danville Road, was donated by Harrodsburg attorney and lifelong Mercer county resident Michael Conover. The building will be renovated and re-dedicated as the new Campbellsville University Harrodsburg Education Center.

“The rapid movement from our alumni meeting to having a location within two weeks shows the seriousness of the people of Harrodsburg in making Christian higher education available immediately,” President Michael V. Carter said.

Renovation plans include turning the existing building into a two-story, 10,600-square-foot facility on a five-acre parcel of land. The center, located at the southern city limits of Harrodsburg along U.S. 127 at the junction of the U.S. 127 Bypass, will house administrative offices, degree-based academic programs, and certificate programs.

With support from a coalition of Mercer County community-minded churches, Campbellsville University’s Church Outreach program will now begin working directly with the community in formulating plans to raise scholarship funds for local students. The City Commission is in support of efforts to raise upward of 3 million dollars for students to use as soon as fall 2016.

“We have been listening closely to the residents of the region,” said Wes Carter, the university liaison for the project. “Surveys for high school students, community members, [and] business and industry [members] are being circulated. Meetings are being held with focus groups.”

About Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University is an accredited Christian university that was named one of the top southern regional universities in a ranking from U.S. News & World Report; the university, which is based in Kentucky, offers 17 master’s degrees, 63 undergraduate degrees, and pre-professional or postgraduate programs. The university’s degree programs typically combine Christian values with career-specific knowledge and skills. Campbellsville University helps students pursue higher levels of education by providing loans, financial aid, performance grants, and other forms of support; anyone who wants to learn more about Campbellsville University can visit or additional information.

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