WKU Glasgow Celebrates 25 Years, Plans Expansion For Future

By: Brett Baldeck Email
By: Brett Baldeck Email

It was 1988 when WKU-Glasgow opened its doors. 25 years later, things look much different. Changes in technology have led to a larger campus as well as ways in which students learn.

"IVS is an important part of what we do on this campus. We deliver a number of classes from the Bowling Green campus," says WKU-Glasgow Director Dr. Sally Ray.

IVS, or Interactive Video Services, allows a student in Glasgow to virtually sit in a larger class from the main WKU campus. The high tech video and audio software means graduates can come directly from Glasgow.

"A student can begin as a freshmen, complete an associate and a baccalaureate degree and even continue their study with graduate degrees," says Dr. Sally Ray.

As enrollment continues to grow the campus hopes to stay ahead of the always changing higher education system.

"We want to look at different ways we can deliver services to our students to meet their needs to offer more programs. More degree programs on this campus," says Assistant Director Bill Walter.

Meetings are going on right now with department heads to discuss a possible expansion down the road. Administration says they are prepared for some bumps along the way.

"We realize the future will be challenging. We are in a very competitive climate and in light the the economic situation we know it won't be easy to grow and expand this campus," says Walter.

As more students come and go WKU-Glasgow says no matter what, they will be here for another 25 years to come.

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