A unique project that could see the construction of a New Mexico State University campus in central Mexico has won the approval of the New Mexico State Legislature.
For nearly two years now, NMSU officials have been talking about the possibility of establishing a new campus in San Luis Potosi, a city of around 825,000 people that is just over 900 miles to the south of the Las Cruces-based school.
The idea behind the project is to allow Mexican students to enroll in a U.S. studies program. But the campus would also house international studies courses as well.
As planned, the project will be a joint venture between NMSU and the commercial real estate agency El Groupo Promotor, which has offices in Mexico City.
As outlined in an agreement signed last year by members of NMSU’s Board of Regents, the school would take on no costs associated with the physical construction of the new campus. But it would pay for such things as conducting feasibility studies regarding the project, and developing programs on the new campus.
Although no exact construction schedule for the new campus has yet been announced, it was earlier reported that a 2,500-acre site for the project has been identified.
By Garry Boulard
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