STU board approves Miramichi campus plan

December 9, 2009

St. Thomas University's board of governors has approved in-principle a proposal brought forward to establish a "college of extension" in Miramichi. A university spokesman says the board was in favour of the idea because of STU's historic connection to the area, as well as the university's ability to bring greater accessibility to PSE to the region. The university has had preliminary meetings with the federal and New Brunswick governments, and further discussions to touch on funding opportunities and other necessities will likely take place next month. Meetings will also be scheduled with New Brunswick Community College officials and local business groups to explain STU's intentions for the college of extension. Times and Transcript