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.
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 (http://bit.ly/10hWhAJ ) 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.