Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lone Star College gets a shout out from the Wall Street Journal

LSCS's recent purchase of the old Compaq campus is big news. Apparently it is the second largest office/commercial deal in the US this year so far. (Who Knew?)

I guess timing IS everything.....

Back in Sept. 2006, Fred Blanton suggested this very deal to the (then) NHCCMD board and John Pickelman dang near laughed in his face. Granted by waiting the college got $100 million knocked off the price, but they had no way of knowing that would be the case at the time. This was the impetus for Fred running for a board position twice. It is good that common sense finally broke out in the halls of LSCS, but it certainly took a while for it to take root.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took a changing of the administration and the foresight of Dr. Carpenter to make it happen!

May 21, 2009 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if these new campuses are going to issue 4 year degrees, or are they going to be feeder campuses to the universities?


May 22, 2009 8:37 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Don I don't know this for certain, but the impression I am getting is that certain four year degree programs will be offered there. The question is, which ones?

May 22, 2009 8:40 AM  

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