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MSU’s Flower Mound campus to open in June

Midwestern State University Flower Mound

The grand opening for Midwestern State University’s Flower Mound campus will be held on June 6.

“Excitement isn’t a strong enough word,” said Director Randy Canivel. “We are so ready to get everything started.”

Sitting at the east end of Parker Square on FM 1171, the 30,000-square-foot, two-story building will house classrooms, two science laboratories, a combination laboratory and lecture classroom, three interactive television classrooms and two seminar classrooms. Online classes began last fall.

The grand opening is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 and will include welcoming remarks from MSU’s president and vice president, a ribbon-cutting, refreshments and more, Canivel said.

The school broke ground in December 2016, and construction finished in April. Canivel said that furniture and IT are currently being installed and should be done at the end of May.

“It’s been a labor of love, and I am so ready to open the doors,” Canivel said.

The facility also will have tutoring and study space, administrative and faculty offices, a bookstore and a conference room that will be available for community use.

The space will be shared with North Central Texas College, along with the bookstore and tutoring center. NCTC will also teach classes and house faculty and staff in the new facility. NCTC already has an established campus in Parker Square that opened in January 2011 and serves over 2,000 students.

The two schools, which share founder Randolph Lee Clark, will allow students to earn an associate’s degree and then move on to earn a baccalaureate degree on the same campus.

Currently, the Flower Mound campus offers classes in: Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences; Elementary/Middle School Education; Nursing (RN to BSN); Radiologic Sciences (RT to BSRS); Respiratory Care (RRT to BSRC), and a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Unlike its main campus in Wichita Falls and its NCTC counterpart in Parker Square, the Flower Mound campus is targeting adult learners and place-bound students.

MSU was established in 1922 in Wichita Falls. It’s one of four independent public universities in Texas unaffiliated with a state public university system.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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