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Austin Peay State University names David Sanchez as new Information Technology CIO

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recently named Dr. David G. Sanchez, an information technology professional with more than 29 years of higher education experience, associate vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Information Technology (IT)

Dr. David G. Sanchez, Austin Peay State University CIO for Information Technology. (APSU)

Dr. David G. Sanchez, Austin Peay State University CIO for Information Technology. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees approves annual rental fee for Montgomery County’s multipurpose event center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During its winter meeting on Friday, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to an annual base rental fee for a possible 30-year lease of Montgomery County’s multipurpose event center.

The lease will provide space for the University men’s and women’s basketball programs, including coach and assistant coach offices, locker rooms, practice facilities and game day facilities.

APSU Board of Trustees

APSU Board of Trustees

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Austin Peay State University names Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes as executive director of Human Resources

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes, university director of human resources systems and operations at the City University of New York (CUNY), was recently named executive director and chief human resources officer at Austin Peay State University.

She will begin her new role at APSU on August 6th, 2018.

Austin Peay executive director of Human Resources Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes.

Austin Peay executive director of Human Resources Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes.

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APSU Campus Bookstore to offer retail location on College Street

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 10-year strategic plan calls for creating “a vibrant downtown for a traditional college town experience,” and in the coming months, that goal will receive a major boost when the institution opens a 13,000-square-foot retail bookstore and coffee shop at the corner of College street and Fourth street.

In January 2016, the University purchased 11 acres along College Street, and work will begin soon on relocating the campus’ Ann Ross Bookstore from the Harvill Building, across from the Morgan University Center’s plaza, to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

APSU's Ann Ross Bookstore to move to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

APSU’s Ann Ross Bookstore to move to the Jenkins and Wynne dealership’s former main showroom.

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Austin Peay State University acquires Jenkins and Wynne property

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, which turns 90 next year, recently experienced a late growth spurt. Earlier this week, the campus grew by about 10 acres when the school finally closed on property previously owned by the Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership.

The $8.8 million purchase marks one of the largest expansions in the University’s history, and it now connects the 182-acre College Street campus with downtown Clarksville.

Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership property on College Street purchased by Austin Peay State University.

Jenkins and Wynne auto dealership property on College Street purchased by Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University breaks ground on new fine arts building on September 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Barry Jones was a student at Austin Peay State University in the early 1990s, he heard rumors about a new fine arts building going up on campus.

Ten years later, Jones returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor, and he was reassured that the growing art department would soon move out of the cramped Trahern Building.

Austin Peay Fine Arts Building, North  Perspective.

Austin Peay Fine Arts Building, North Perspective.

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Austin Peay State University Growth rate brings need for Crosswalks, APSU Physical Plant finds Solar Solution

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people don’t think in terms of solar power when it comes to campus traffic issues, but APSU Physical Plant Director, Tom Hutchins was thinking solar was a perfect solution to remedy a growing traffic related issue around campus — pedestrian safety.

As the campus has grown, nearly doubling in size during the last decade, and the paths people took from classroom to classroom changed, so did the places where pedestrians cross streets.

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey - Austin Peay State University)

New crosswalk sign in front of APSU Foy Center. (Photo by Linnea Rainey – Austin Peay State University)

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Austin Peay State University receives $100k grant for expanding “My Future” system

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University was awarded a $100,000 grant earlier this week to expand and enhance its innovative My Future system. The system, unveiled in 2012, uses predictive analytics to help students pick majors in fields where they will likely find academic success.

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Austin Peay State University to Expand footprint in Historic Downtown Clarksville with New Art Gallery and Museum

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University is moving forward with plans to have a stronger presence in downtown Clarksville with the recent $500,000 purchase of a building at 103 Strawberry Alley.

The 15,000-square-foot building, which previously housed the nightclubs Joe B’s and Bar 103, will likely include an art gallery and museum on the third floor, housing APSU’s impressive folk art collection. The pieces in that collection were donated to the University by Ned and Jacqueline Crouch and Dr. Joe Trahern.

A rendering of the renovated building provided by Gilbert McLaughlin Casella Architects.

A rendering of the renovated building provided by Gilbert McLaughlin Casella Architects.

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Austin Peay State University official statement on APSU President Tim Hall accepting presidency at Mercy College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall announced today that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His nearly seven-year tenure at APSU, which marked a period of tremendous growth and national prominence for the University, will come to an end later this spring.

“Lee and I will be departing Austin Peay at the end of the spring semester as I assume the position of president of Mercy College in New York,” Hall wrote in an email message to the campus community today. “We do so with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new challenges, but with a measure of sadness that we will be leaving a place where we have enjoyed some of the happiest years of our lives.”

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

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