ASU Says It Still Plans To Open Mexico Campus Next Year

Aug 7, 2016

Arkansas State University officials say the school still plans to open its Mexico campus in 2017 despite the resignation of its former chancellor, who was overseeing the project.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that work on the campus in Queretaro, Mexico, won't be delayed after Tim Hudson resigned last week.

Hudson resigned after an audit report criticized the school's study abroad program that was run by his wife, who resigned last month.

The university and its partner, ASU Campus Queretaro, started work on the school in 2014. The $75 million project on 370 acres is funded by ASUCQ, a private business foundation in Mexico.

The campus is part of a planned community development near Queretaro. The first phase of the campus will accommodate about 5,000 students.