(WVUE) - The grand opening marks 10 years since the university reopened following Hurricane Katrina. Tulane University President Michael Fitts led a dedication ceremony today at the new Mississippi Coast Campus in Biloxi.
The eco-friendly campus is equipped with a sophisticated security system, two PC labs and a Mac computer lab. The new campus is a 14,961-square-foot building with an academic area twice the size of the old campus, and it allows the faculty and staff to serve 500 evening and weekend students and an additional 500 daytime students.
The new building allows the campus to offer more community workshops, training seminars and testing. The University also plans to increase its capacity to offer interactive video conferencing for both academic and community usage in the near future.
"We are on the forefront of educating students to be leaders of the 21st century - staying ahead of changes in education and making sure our students are well prepared for tomorrow's challenges," said Fitts. "Whether its technological advances or new program offerings, we are committed to providing students at all Tulane campuses with every advantage to succeed in the job market today and in the future."
Biloxi Mayor Andrew Gilich also attended the grand opening.