The city of Peoria and Trine University, based in Angola, Ind., will hold a
press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to discuss the agreement in which the
university would open a branch campus in the city in 2013.
The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the amphitheater of
Centennial Plaza on the campus of Peoria City Hall.
"We are proud to announce the city's partnership with Trine University to
establish a campusÂ offeringÂ graduate and undergraduate degrees in Engineering
here in Peoria," said Scott Whyte, economic development services director. "The
recruitment of higher education institutions that focus on Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM) is one of the City Council's top goals and will
benefit the entire West Valley by creating a locally trained, highly skilled,
technology proficientÂ workforce."
Trine University is a private, non-denominational institution offering
associate, bachelors, and master's degrees in more than 35 programs on campus,
online, and at regional education centers. The school has an enrollment of 2,465
students at its Indiana campus.Â The university has branch campuses in
Columbus, Fort Wayne, Logansport, South Bend, Indianapolis and Schererville,
Ind., as well as Warsaw and Sturgis, Mich.
U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review ranks Trine among the
Midwest's Best Colleges in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Trine is accredited
by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges
To learn more about Trine University, go to www.Trine.edu.
What: Press Conference - City of Peoria and Trine University
When: Wednesday, October 24 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Centennial Plaza Amphitheater
Peoria City Hall Campus
8401 W. Monroe Street - 85345
Contact: Bo Larsen - 623-773-7934