Clemson dean’s wish: Move engineering college to Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The dean of Clemson University’s engineering college says he needs about 200,000 additional square feet of research space.

But The Greenville News reports that dean Anand Gramopadhye told trustees if he had one wish, he would move the whole engineering college to Greenville to be near Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research.

Gramopadhye says if the university doesn’t claim the prime space around the center, someone else will. He also says Greenville has a high number of engineering jobs per capita.

Trustees didn’t indicate whether they liked Gramopadhye’s idea to move the college, but praised him for thinking outside the box. They will consider his request for more research space on campus.

Clemson is in the midst of the university’s biggest building boom since the 1960s.

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