South Jersey College prepares to transition operations to 2nd campus

A southern New Jersey community college is phasing out its 40-year-old campus as it gets ready to transition operations to another site.

The Burlington County Times reports Rowan College at Burlington County is preparing to move activities from its original main campus in Pemberton to its Mount Laurel campus.

College President Paul Drayton says the school can’t afford to maintain two major campuses.

Mount Laurel’s site will be expanded as part of the decision.

The phasing-out of Pemberton’s campus was recommended by a facilities study the college undertook. The study indicates Mount Laurel’s campus is now the preferred destination for students to take classes.

Officials don’t have a timeline for the transition.

A study team is being formed to research future uses for Pemberton’s grounds.

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