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Governor Breaks Ground for MSU Paducah Campus

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PADUCAH, KY (6/1/12) – On Thursday, Murray State University broke ground for the new Paducah Campus on the Barkley Woods property.

The current Paducah campus is located in the Crisp Center off of Irvin Cobb Drive. The new Murray State campus will be located on the Barkley Woods property just off of Audubon Drive.
 
Murray State President Randy Dunn and several area dignitaries were joined by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in the ceremony. The crowd was full of many Paducah residents and Murray State alumni’s.
 
Five years ago, many people thought President Randy Dunn was joking when he said he envisioned a new regional campus in Paducah. “But, five years later, here we are breaking ground for the new regional campus,” Dunn said.
 
President Dunn said, “We write another page in Murray State’s history. All of us can celebrate today.”

The reason for locating the new Murray State campus in Paducah is due to the growth it is currently experiencing. The Crisp Center is no longer large enough to fit the current student’s needs. The new campus will better fit the needs to serve the Paducah students as well as allow room for expansion.

President Randy Dunn hopes that the new campus will open in 15 to 17 months.
 
The ground breaking ceremonies were performed by Murray State President Randy Dunn, Governor Steve Beshear, and several other local dignitaries.
 
Conor Revell
SurfKy News

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