Midland outlines its growth plans

20 Jun 2013


For its long-term stability, Midland University needs to grow – both in number of students and in facilities.

But with little space available on its Fremont campus, the institution’s leadership had to consider a way to find more room, university president Ben Sasse told Fremont business leaders on Wednesday.

About 80 people attended a Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce/Greater Fremont Development Council luncheon at Fremont Golf Club to hear Sasse provide details about the university’s future and its acquisition of the former Dana College campus in Blair.

Leaving Fremont, he said, was discussed but quickly pulled off the table.

“We decided that it would be amoral to leave this community … in light of the philanthropic and service-minded generosity of so many of you in this room in the last three and a half years,” he said. “We took off the map immediately the idea of leaving here.”

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Article By: Fremont Tribune   |   Tracy Buffington