28 Apr HU Approves Branch Campus in Arizona
The Huntington University Board of Trustees approved a proposal to create a campus in Peoria, Ariz. (the greater Phoenix area). The city of Peoria will vote on it later this spring. The campus could open as early as spring of 2014.
In October 2012, Huntington University entered into a 180-day exclusive negotiating agreement with the Peoria to begin talks of what a potential branch campus could mean for both entities. Since then, university administrators have met with city officials to determine location, programs, and funding sources.
The campus would feature programs such as digital media arts, exercise science, nursing, ministry and missions, education, and counseling psychology. Two other institutions, Trine University of Angola, Ind., and St. Scholastica College of Duluth, Minn., are also planning to offer degree programs in Peoria. Each university would offer different academic majors to students based on its unique institutional strengths.
The Huntington campus will look to attract students who are seeking a Christ-centered, professionally sound, and community connected education. The campus will also offer the opportunity for students at the Huntington campus to study in Arizona for full semesters or for shorter term classes.