Construction Set For Arkansas State's Mexico Campus

Construction Set For Arkansas State's Mexico Campus

The chancellor of Arkansas State University says construction is scheduled to begin in February on ASU's campus in Mexico.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The chancellor of Arkansas State University says construction is scheduled to begin in February on ASU's campus in Mexico.

ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the $50 million campus in Queretaro is expected to open in fall 2015.

ASU will become the first comprehensive U.S. university in Mexico with an American-style campus. Hudson says the first phase of academic space on the 200 acre campus is being designed to accommodate up to 5,000 students, with a goal of 1,000 students in the first year.

Queretaro Gov. Jose Calzada Rovirosa is to visit Arkansas in December to meet with Gov. Mike Beebe, economic development leaders and Arkansas State officials and deliver a speech on Mexico and the State of Queretaro at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

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