Ardmore, ECU partner on new branch campus

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ARDMORE, Okla. –The board of trustees from the Ardmore Higher Ed Center announced university affiliation at a press conference Tuesday at the Ardmore Convention Center live on First News at Five the new branch campus in Ardmore will be part of East Central University.

Some of the details included in East Central University's plan:

-ECU will establish a university and assume management and administration roles
-Murray State College in Tishomingo will provide lower division classes and Southeastern State University will also provide or offer degrees at the university that ECU cannot provide in Ardmore
-the branch campus will be built on the 30-acre plot that Ardmore city commissioners approved in July

Officials from the Higher Ed Center have been working for the past two years to bring a four-year institution to Ardmore.

In July, city commissioners designated 30-acres of Regional Park for the proposed branch campus. The search came down to two schools: Southeastern Oklahoma State University and East Central University.

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