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Arkansas State University announces Mexico campus will be delayed

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas State University will delay the opening of a new campus in Mexico by one year, according to Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson. The campus broke ground in February of this year and was first expected to open in August, 2015.

According to Hudson, the university will now open the Queretaro campus in 2016. Hudson said the project experienced difficulties in supplying power and water to the campus.

“We and our partners in Mexico remain 100 percent committed to this campus,” Hudson said in a news release. “Everyone knew the initial timeline for construction was aggressive.”

The $50-million privately funded campus will be the first U.S. public university in Mexico, according to the release.

The campus being built in Mexico is nearly 1,500 miles away from Jonesboro's central campus. The three-phase project will include the construction of a student union, recreation center, academic hall, engineering labs and residence halls.

According to the university, “The Queretaro campus will incorporate the A-State brand and logo and the university's curriculum. Courses will be taught in English by credentialed faculty approved by Arkansas State. The campus is being designed to accommodate up to 5,000 students with a goal of 1,000 students in the first year.”

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