Troy Uni­ver­sity moves down­town

The Covington News - - Local News - By Gabriel Khouli

Troy Uni­ver­sity has moved to down­town Cov­ing­ton and will open its doors at its new Mon­ti­cello Street lo­ca­tion Mon­day.

The uni­ver­sity was pre­vi­ously housed at the for­mer R.L. Cousins High School com­plex on Geiger Street, but now its 701 stu­dents will be learn­ing at the His­toric De­laney Ho­tel just off the square.

“We’re ex­cited about the move; it’s nice to be a part of down­town Cov- in­g­ton, par­tic­u­larly in the his­toric area. It will be nice for stu­dents and pro­fes­sors to be able to walk to restau­rants and shops around the square,” said Bob Ber­tram, Troy’s di­rec­tor for North Ge­or­gia. “We were treated very well at our pre­vi­ous lo­ca­tion, but we just re­quired more ac­ces­si­bil­ity and vis­i­bil­ity.”

The new lo­ca­tion will have four class­rooms, a com­puter/teach­ing lab and of­fices up­stairs for ad­min­is­tra­tors. Troy of­fers cour­ses for both un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents and those seek­ing to earn their masters. The school has 15 full-time staff.

Troy has been in Cov­ing­ton for eight years and also of­fers night, week­end and on­line classes. Ber­tram said the school’s most pop­u­lar pro­grams are busi­ness and psy­chol­ogy. For more in­for­ma­tion visit cov­ing­ton.troy.edu.

The school will hold a grand open­ing cer­e­mony at a later date, and is also plan­ning to add some new pro­grams in the fu­ture.

Am­ber Pittman con­trib­uted to this re­port.

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