Story courtesy of Masslive.com
SPRINGFIELD — In the thoughts of Gov. Deval Patrick, and many others celebrating the opening of a new University of Massachusetts downtown center at Tower Square: mission accomplished.
Patrick was among local, state and university officials who gathered at the 26,000-square-foot center on Wednesday to see the new facility, dubbed UMassCenter at Springfield, and celebrate its opening. The student interest in the new center, which opened on Sept. 2, has been higher than expected, officials said.
The center has exceeded 300 enrollments, which bodes well for the potential of future expansion, said UMass President Robert L. Caret. There is space at Tower Square that could allow the center to double in size, if needed, officials said.
Patrick said the opening of the center is one more component in the mission of providing access to higher education as a bridge to success.
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