LU involved in Chamber work, St. Mary's future

Lincoln University has an active role in helping determine changes in Jefferson City’s future, President Carolyn Mahoney told curators this week.

“The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce has been engaged in some strategic planning ... for Economic Development, (that they call) ‘Transformation,’” she explained. “We’ve been pretty excited that Lincoln has been well-involved in that planning.”

Mahoney highlighted the university’s role in suggesting future uses for the current St. Mary’s Health Center campus, after the hospital moves to its new location on the east side of Missouri 179, “that should open in 2015. And all of us are concerned that the current location of St. Mary’s ... will remain (and) not be a blighted property, but that it will be put to good community use in a way that could, easily, stimulate economic growth and development.”

LU, she said, has proposed four different programs that could be housed in the more than century-old complex.

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