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Ohio University Board Sells Several Acres of Lancaster Campus Land

Brasee Hall, Ohio University Lancaster Campus.Photo by Chris Franz

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(Athens) – The Ohio University Board of Trustees have approved an amendment to authorize the sale of 6.678 acres of land on the Lancaster Campus adjacent to the Lancaster City School District for use of the land as a parking lot and practice field that will service its new high school building. 

Previously, the University approved the designation of approximately 4-acres of land on the Lancaster Campus as surplus, however, after survey of the land, the acreage was calculated to be 6.678-acres.

The Board of Trustees also got an update on ASCENT Program, which includes Ohio’s regional branch campuses and other affiliated schools.

Eric Stinaff, professor and chair of physics and astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, Scott Miller, associate dean for industry partnerships in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and Todd Myers, chair and professor of Engineering, Technology, and Management and director of Workforce and Professional Development in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, shared an update on the progress of the Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem program, a grant for $3 million from Intel that is aimed at addressing the need for a STEM-focused workforce to fuel the growing advanced manufacturing sector in Ohio. 

The group updated the Board on the progress of the ASCENT program and provided insight into curriculum development next steps and their work with numerous partner institutions to help position the Southeastern Appalachian region of Ohio to capitalize on emerging STEM opportunities. 

Ohio University (including its Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern and Zanesville campuses), is partnering with Belmont College, Eastland-Fairfield Career Center, Hocking College, Marietta College, Mid-East Career and Technology Center, Shawnee State University, Tri-County Career Center and Zane State College on the ASCENT program.