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UA Cossatot Improves De Queen’s Campus


Construction crews at UA Cossatot are making progress toward the expansion and parking projects on the De Queen campus.

“If you have driven by our campus, you have seen all of the heavy machinery working,” said UA Chancellor Dr. Steve Cole. “We are right in the middle of $3.1 million dollars in renovation projects and student-learning upgrades and as these projects near completion we are starting to see our future.”

On the southwest side of the campus, the automotive and collision buildings have been renovated and are being improved to accommodate more technological learning. The new facility will also feature a maintenance warehouse, a student commons area and an additional broadcast studio for the De Queen campus college radio station, Ed 88.7 FM. The radio station is being added to De Queen for the all-new high school Radio Broadcasting program.

“We are excited to make this kind of investment on the De Queen campus,” said Cole. “As the 4th largest employer in Sevier County, we are mindful to provide quality service, facilities, and a collegiate atmosphere for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We are also thankful that we have Senator Jimmy Hickey and State Representative Fonda Hawthorne who have supported us and education in Southwest Arkansas.”

Additional parking spaces have already been completed adjacent to the Allison Technology Center and more will be constructed near the entrance of the campus. De Queen is the largest service area of the three campuses UA Cossatot operates and has more in-class students who need suitable parking.

“We will host an open house for the public to tour the new facilities as they are completed,” said Cole. “We always welcome our stakeholders, future students and parents to visit and take a tour of our facilities.”

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