U of M to open at old Lambuth
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:43 am
The Messenger 08.17.11
The University of Memphis will begin offering classes at what was formerly Lambuth University in Jackson on Aug. 27, the official start of the university’s fall 2011 semester.
The Lambuth University property is being transferred to the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The University of Memphis has had a presence in Jackson since 1955. Since then, thousands of students have obtained their college education at least partly through the university’s classes taught at Jackson State Community College. All classes formerly taught at JSCC, as well as new course offerings, will now be taught at the Lambuth location.
In announcing the university’s increased presence in Jackson, President Shirley Raines said, “We are honored to be able to offer more educational opportunities as a public university to the citizens of Jackson and West Tennessee. Lambuth University has given its students and alumni a great legacy, and the University of Memphis will continue, and will build upon, Lambuth’s fine educational reputation.”
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