South University Dedicates Austin Campus
Friday, March 16, 2012
Austin, TX – March 6, 2012 – On March 5, South University dedicated its new Austin campus with a very special celebration. Campus President Dr. Marie Neal was joined by a number of special guests, including South University Chancellor John T. South, III; Representative Larry Gonzales, District 52; Rene’ Campos, Ambassador for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; and faculty, students, and guests from the Austin community. Remarks about the university’s exciting entry into a community focused on education and technology culminated in a ribbon-cutting and balloon drop, followed by guided tours of the 59,000 square foot campus.
Expanding the South University footprint in Texas, the Austin campus will offer areas of study in line with Austin’s key industries and sectors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, and Behavioral Sciences. Local advisory boards will be created and consulted to inform expanded degree offerings, based on Austin workforce needs.
Dr. Marie Neal shares her enthusiasm for South University’s Austin debut to special guests at the March 5 campus dedication.
Following the ribbon-cutting by South University student Stephanie Vasquez – pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Chamber of Commerce representative René Campos, President Marie Neal, Representative Larry Gonzales, South University Chancellor John T. South, III, and student Cambrian Pichon – pursuing a Master of Business in Administration in Business Administration, balloons drop in celebration of South University’s new Austin campus.
South University student Stephanie Vasquez, Chamber of Commerce representative René Campos, President Marie Neal, Representative Larry Gonzales, South University Chancellor John T. South, III, and student Cambrian Pichon assist in cutting the ribbon March 5.
Chancellor John T. South, III is joined by South University staff at the March 5 campus dedication celebration. Pictured from left to right are: Fran Oblander, Ed.D., Senior Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness; Dan Peterson, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor; Christy Shapard, HR Generalist; Marie Neal, DBA, Campus President; John T. South III, Chancellor; Lynne Haines, Assistant Chancellor for Human Resources; Heather Askew, Assistant Chancellor for Communications; Steven Yoho, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
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Established in 1899, South University (www.southuniversity.edu) is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University offers over 50 degree programs across its 12 campuses located in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University. OH Registration # 11-07-1971T; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2987. See suprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.