JAMESTOWN – Roane State Community College’s Fentress County location is on the move. School officials announced this week they will be moving into neighboring Alvin C. York Institute starting this fall.
Roane State’s current location, 632 N. Main St., across from York, opened in 2004 and includes portable structures that house classrooms, offices, a small lounge and a computer lab. Roane State’s new space will include two classrooms, an office, restrooms, and a small student lounge with computers. Student services such as financial aid and course registration will be available.
“We have worked closely with York Institute for many years as part of our dual enrollment program,” said Dr. Diane Ward, Roane State vice president for student learning. “Being located on the York campus is a natural fit and will provide a better learning environment for students.”
Approximately 125 students take classes at Roane State’s Fentress County location each semester.
“We are excited to be in Fentress County and to provide access to higher education within the community, Ward said. “The opportunity to move to York Institute is a win-win for all of us, and we greatly appreciate the support we have received from York and from the state.”
The move will be completed before fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 22.