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College Finalizes Richland Campus Purchase

Posted April 29, 2021 at 2:23 pm

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is officially the owner of the Richland Campus facility, located at 101 Community College Way in Johnstown, PA, as of April 29, 2021. This is the college’s first owned property since it was established in 1994.

“We are beyond excited to own our main campus in Richland Township,” stated Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Penn Highlands Community College. “This purchase allows us to renovate certain areas and expand our current offerings, ensuring our students receive the quality education they deserve in a state-of-the-art learning environment.”

The Richland facility has been considered the main campus of Penn Highlands Community College since the lease began in 2007. The facility houses 101 employees and an annual average of 1,390 part-time and full-time students.

The finalized sale of the main campus building includes approximately 15 acres of property from the Richland School District for $6,000,000. The additional acreage purchase will allow Penn Highlands to expand the facility and incorporate any future programming, if needed.

“This is an exciting time for Penn Highlands Community College,” stated Lorraine Donahue, Vice President of Finance and Administration. “This marks the first time that the college has owned its own facility, and it shows the commitment we have to this region and its students.”

This purchase allows Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to further its mission, which is to provide students with affordable opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and day-to-day lives.