KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s Academic Village has added three new colleges and universities within the past year and now boasts nearly 150,000 square feet of space in the downtown area with approximately 2,400 students attending classes.
John Williams, chairman of the Kingsport Higher Education Commission, highlighted these points and other facts about the academic village in a yearly report to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday afternoon.
Created in June 2012, the commission is a 10-member oversight board for the academic village whose charge is to coordinate the development of future higher education programs. Over the past year, the commission has had three driving core principles, Williams said: economic development, work force development and student success.
“We’re all committed to improving the educational level of the citizens of Kingsport,” Williams told the BMA.Read more in the Sunday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.