Congressman Williams Attends Tarleton State ‘Topping-off’ Ceremony
CROWLEY, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) attended the ‘topping-off’ ceremony for Tarleton State University’s Fort Worth campus. As the representative for Tarleton State’s main campus in Stephenville, Rep. Williams delivered remarks at the ceremony to celebrate the midpoint of construction, as well as 118,000 hours of labor without a time-loss injury.
“Today marks a historic day for Tarleton State University, as well as for the City of Fort Worth. In a time when our economy is surging, the need for educated workers is paramount in a place as dense and competitive as this one,” said Rep. Williams. “Tarleton is filling the gap between the job openings and unemployed Americans by opening a building in North Texas where students are offered a convenient and affordable education that will impact their future careers for years to come. I was happy to be here with the Tarrant County community and could not be more excited to welcome Tarleton to their new home.”
The three-story, 76,000-square-foot building is set to open in Fall 2019 on 80 acres, donated by the Walton Group of Companies, along Chisholm Trail Parkway. Holder Construction is the builder, and the global Dallas-based firm Perkins+Will is the architect and designer.
Tarleton came to Fort Worth in 1978, and today, it serves almost 2,000 North Texans, offering more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs to working adults, community college graduates and returning students.
Estimated enrollment at move-in for the first Fort Worth building is 2,500. Depending on resources for additional buildings, the campus could serve 9,000 students by 2030.
For more information on Tarleton in Fort Worth, including a copy of the campus master plan, go to www.tarleton.edu/fortworth/index.html.
Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.
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