Temple’s expansion and development plans were discussed by President David Adamany at Monday’s Temple Student Government Meeting.
Adamany, along with new vice president for student affairs Theresa Powell, attended Monday’s meeting. Adamany introduced Powell to TSG and answered questions from the representatives.
Questions centered on the shortage of housing on campus. He told the body that Temple is currently planning to take advantage of Philadelphia’s anti-blight program to expand housing. Temple is in negotiations to acquire abandoned property on 15th and 16th streets. Although no new housing will be available in the upcoming fall semester, Adamany said that there should be new housing by the fall 2003 semester.
In addition, Temple is “expanding in several different ways,” Adamany said. These expansions include bringing the Tyler Art School to the Main Campus, expansion of the business and medical schools, and the construction of a community education center next to the parking garage on 15th Street.
Adamany said that plans for the proposed center included using it as a home for Temple’s radio and TV stations and as a place where local children could attend programs.
Powell spoke briefly about her career and her goals now that she is at Temple. She held the same vice president position at Western Michigan University.
“I have found this to be one of the best [career decisions] I have ever made,” Powell said.
TSG vice president for Academic Affairs Nicole Viscomi announced that TSG would be on the Blackboard system next fall. She said the site would make information about academic procedures and other information for students available.
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