Rogers State University is hitting the ground running with its $1.3 million campus expansion. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday. RSU president, Joe Wiley, says they've been planning the new facility for about six years, much of the time working to secure the funding from the legislature.
The 7,400 sq. ft. building will include five classrooms, five offices, a computer lab, a commons area, and restrooms. The new building will be next to the existing campus building and constructed to match the architecture. Wiley says the expansion will allow students to get a college education who are unable to leave Rogers County or who can't afford the costs of out of state colleges.
"There are so many bright, articulate, independent, dedicated young people and adults who really know and are committed to enhancing their quality of life through higher education, but are place bound," said Rogers State University President Joe Wiley.
RSU is the only four year university serving the Pryor and Mayes County area. About 350 students attend each semester.