SCOTTSBURG, Ind.— Indiana University Southeast announced a new partnership with the City of Scottsburg and Mid-America Science Park (MASPark) this week that will bring more college courses to MASPark. Local residents will now have an opportunity to take classes in Scottsburg to pursue a degree from a 4-year, public university.
IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace and Mayor of Scottsburg William Graham began meeting months ago to discuss the possibility of providing courses at MASPark. Chancellor Wallace, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Uric Dufrene and Mayor Graham finalized the partnership earlier this month. IU Southeast will begin offering courses in October as part of the fall 2015 semester.
“We are excited about our presence at the Mid-America Science Park, and are looking forward to delivering courses in the Scottsburg region. Scottsburg is centrally located, and an ideal location for additional educational options in the region. We look forward to working with our local partners in building a stronger presence in the region. Education attainment across Southern Indiana is a key component of an economic development growth strategy, and increasing education attainment is core to our academic mission,” said Executive Vice Chancellor Dufrene.
IU Southeast will expand course offerings as student numbers increase over the next few semesters. Students can take additional courses on the IU Southeast campus to obtain an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. IU Southeast has degrees and certificates in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.
“It is indeed an important day and special day for IU Southeast. When we are able to reach out to such an important community as Scottsburg and help provide university higher education to its citizens. We are honored to work with the MASPark leadership in helping make the higher education dreams of Scottsburg residents come true,” Chancellor Wallace said.