Santa Fe Community College gets OK for new center

January 10, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College has clearance from the state Higher Education Department to build a new center to provide bachelor’s and master’s degrees in partnership with three other schools.

[auth] The department’s Capitol Projects Committee’s approval Wednesday is conditioned on the community college selling $15 million in bonds to pay for the center. Voters have already authorized that financing.

The New Mexican ( ) reports that the planned higher education center is a partnership between the community college and the University of New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts and New Mexico Highlands University.

The college plans to build a two-story, 31,000-square-foot facility on land that the college purchased from the state. The site is adjacent to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

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