Oregon Tech Breaks Down Wall in Wilsonville
Oregon Institute of Technology held a “wall-breaking ceremony” on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the university’s new Wilsonville campus to kick off the renovation of the recently purchased building. Oregon Tech President Chris Maples, Ph.D. lead a delegation of dignitaries in swinging sledge hammers into a wall slated to come down during renovation.
Oregon Tech hosted the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon meeting at the new campus where Maples was the featured speaker. Maples discussed the consolidation of the university’s multiple Portland sites into one central location, shared the vision for the new Wilsonville campus, and talked about the synergy between industry partners in the area and the university’s new location.
Oregon Tech officially took possession of the former InFocus headquarters on September 1, 2011. The university has begun renovation of the building and will start offering classes there in Fall 2012. The Wilsonville campus is located at 27500 SW Parkway, Wilsonville.
Oregon Institute of Technology has maintained a presence in Portland for nearly 30 years with four locations in the metro area, including campuses in Clackamas at Harmony Road and in Beaverton at AmberGlen Court.
Chris Maples stated that there are many benefits to the Wilsonville location. “The Wilsonville Campus will be a dynamic environment where faculty, students, and staff connect with industry partners to collaborate on innovative technical solutions and develop highly qualified graduates who address real-world challenges. Since the campus is located on the I-5 corridor, it will provide the opportunity for pioneering collaborations with industry across departments and disciplines and bring higher visibility to the university across the state. experience in applying theory.”
To learn more about Oregon Tech’s Wilsonville campus and the academic programs offered at Oregon Tech, visit www.oit.edu.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, Salem, La Grande and Seattle. Oregon Tech will consolidate its campuses in the Portland area to a larger facility in Wilsonville in Fall 2012. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
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