College Plans Paradigm-Shifting Housing

Rowan College at Gloucester County, entering its fifth decade, is rethinking itself. A plan unveiled by its president Tuesday would expand the community college’s campus with seven new buildings, including student apartments to make the school a residential college.

“Community colleges are commuter schools. What we’re proposing is to change that paradigm,” Frederick Keating, the college’s president, said. He emphasized that the plan was in its earliest stages, and a feasibility study will run through June. Information on cost will not be available until the study is complete, but Keating said funding would not come from students or taxpayers.

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