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Clark Atlanta University Announces Construction of Three New Buildings

Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga., recently announced plans to build three new campus buildings simultaneously, according to a news release. The Board of Trustees recently approved the decision to build a new freshman residence hall, a second dining hall, and a student success center with the end goal of boosting the student experience.

Exact dates for the beginning and completion of construction have yet to be announced. Funding will come from a combination of debt financing and contributions from a food-service vendor, the news release reports.

“Today’s decision by Clark Atlanta University's Board is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our scholars’ success,” said University President George T. French, Jr., Ph.D. “It is a direct response to the increasing enrollment and the need for on-campus student housing.”

The new residence hall will have capacity for 400 students. It will be the first on-campus residence hall to be built and owned by the university since the construction of Brawley Hall in 1996. The campus’ Bumstead/Ware site will also gain a second dining hall to increase on-campus dining opportunities for students.

Finally, the new student success center will streamline programs and resources that support student success and wellness. Its ultimate goal, according to the news release, is to “focus on fostering collaborative efforts and accelerating initiatives to enhance student persistence and completion.”

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