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Franklin University Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Grant Avenue Building

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

On Friday, Oct. 21, Franklin University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new Grant Avenue building. President David Decker, Board of Trustee Chair Gary James, Trustee members and other University leadership were joined by Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks, City of Columbus Council Member Troy Miller, as well as area business and industry leaders.

While Franklin University continues to grow and adapt to an ever-changing world, its commitment to providing students with the academic preparation needed for success remains as strong as ever.

To ensure the academic and physical infrastructure necessary to support the continued success of the University’s students, earlier this year the University expanded its Main Campus, downtown with the purchase of the 15,000-square-foot building located at 360 South Grant Avenue.

The addition of the building on Grant Avenue to the University’s Main Campus allows Franklin to provide additional professional office environment for our growing number of full-time faculty members.

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This latest addition to the Main Campus further reinforces Franklin’s position as the southeast anchor of the city’s Special Improvement District, which, along with the completion of the 70/71 split project, will create a new neighborhood gateway on Grant Avenue.

With renovations now complete, the new building houses the University's College of Arts, Sciences & Technology. Faculty and administrative staff now occupy 34 office spaces, 14 workstations, and multiple huddle and conference spaces.

The purchase and renovation of the building on Grant Avenue is the latest milestone in Franklin University’s strategic growth plan, which sets out to strengthen its resources and offerings by expanding educational opportunities to ever greater numbers of students across the country and around the world.

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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