ATHENS, Ohio (May 1, 2007) -- The new $4.9 million Ohio University Proctorville Center, dedicated last week, is a satellite site of the university's Southern Campus.
The center, which opened for classes in January, is about 20 miles east of the Ironton campus. It boasts 18,000 square feet of floor space that includes 11 instructional spaces, a kitchen area, a compressed video room, a business training area and faculty offices.
State Rep. Todd Book attended the dedication along with Vice President for University Outreach and Regional Campuses Charles Bird and Ohio University-Southern Dean Dan Evans.
The center is housed in Greg Smith Hall, named for the late son of Marshall Smith, who in 2000 donated 19 acres to Ohio University to accommodate the new center.
Ohio University courses were first offered in Proctorville at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in 1979. Classes later were held at Fairland High School, Chesapeake Community Center and an annex of Proctorville Village Hall.
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Written by: George Mauzy, a media specialist with University Communications and Marketing