UMass-Lowell to open satellite in Haverhill
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell is planning to open its first satellite campus in nearby Haverhill.
University officials are looking for 10,000 square feet of office space they can use to for six to eight "smart classrooms" and administrative offices. The satellite spot which will focus on continuing education, although exactly which courses and programs will be offered is still being worked out.
The goal is to open next September.
Chancellor Martin Meehan told The Eagle-Tribune money for the campus is included in the state's 2013 budget.
Meehan says a large proportion of UMass-Lowell students come from the Haverhill area. He says the university is looking for a spot that is accessible by public transportation.
The news was welcomed by local businesses.