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New Land Purchase Doubles Size of Miles College : The Black College Voice - The Internet’s Source for HBCU News & Information
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New Land Purchase Doubles Size of Miles College

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miles.gifThe existing 35-acre campus of Miles College is doubling in size, thanks
to the recent purchase of former HealthSouth Metro West Hospital. The property, also known as, “The old Lloyd Nolan Hospital” is 41-acres and located just north of the current campus. Dr. George T. French, Jr. made the huge announcement during a Birmingham City Council meeting in mid-September. While the cost of the land still remains undisclosed, Dr. French contends HealthSouth was generous.

Currently, Miles is undergoing a feasibility study to determine whether to renovate or tear down the existing structure. For now, Miles College plans to build a Health and Wellness Center, Fine Arts Center, School of International Studies and Public Policy and a new Miles Law School.
To help pay for the new facilities Alabama Power Company is partnering with Miles College and just announced plans for a $28 million dollar Capital Fund Campaign. This campaign is the largest fund-raising effort in the college’s history. Mr. Steve Spencer, Vice President of Alabama Power is chairing the effort. He says Miles College, “is important to the Fairfield Community” and he is, “confident that the college will use the property to the benefit of the citizens in the area.”

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