JACKSON, Tenn. – March 3, 2010 – Union University will dedicate its new Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at a ceremony March 5 at 9 a.m.
Located at 1938 Emporium Drive in Jackson, the center is located in the former Circuit City building, which Union purchased and renovated in recent months.
“We reached a point where there was just no more space on campus to renovate to create office space or classroom space,” said Charles Fowler, Union’s senior vice president for university relations. “So we began exploring properties around town that would allow some office on campus to move off campus and create additional space on our main campus.”
The Circuit City building had been vacant for almost four years. Union renovated the 21,000-square-foot building and is using all of the former retail space for its continuing studies department. The former warehouse space will be used for future growth, either for continuing studies or some other program.
“It’s going to give significant growth opportunities for continuing studies,” Fowler said.