Well-known for liberal arts education, Lincoln Memorial University is currently looking at Sevier County as a possible site to install a new campus.
“In the fall of 2011, LMU came to Sevier County and made a request to put in a campus within the county that would allow students to obtain a four-year degree,” explained Sevier County Communications and Marketing Coordinator Perrin Anderson. “The county advertised for Request for Proposals so that any higher education establishment who wanted to build an educational building would have the opportunity to present their proposal.”
Anderson said Sevier County authorized $4.5 million in bonds to help construct buildings for a LMU campus, contingent on LMU making the payments on the bonds. Those bonds have never been sold.
Since that time, LMU has located existing buildings that may suit their campus and negate the need for construction of buildings. LMU is presently reviewing all the scenarios for a campus in Sevier County.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.