The Rhodes State Board of Regents majority and president have expressed a desire to move the college‚??s nursing, dental hygiene, radiology and physical therapy departments to downtown Lima.
It definitely does not have the students‚??, faculty‚??s or the taxpayers‚?? best interests at heart. Students will be forced to commute from the main campus to downtown Lima and back along with faculty. So who benefits from this move?
It seems to me that building the Center for Excellence for Health Sciences on the campus where the state already owns the land is more practical, less expensive and faster where the land is available without having to demolish buildings and rebuild in an area already suffering from parking problems.
Most colleges are struggling to keep their programs on one campus, yet the Rhodes State management and board majority seem to be doing just the opposite.