NASHVILLE, Tenn. –State Senator Steven Dickerson, Representative Bill Beck and Representative Darren Jernigan today applauded the issuance of a solicitation of site selection by the Tennessee Board of Regents for future satellite campuses for Nashville State Community College (NSCC) in North and East Davidson County. The lawmakers represent the portions of Davidson County where the campuses would be located.
“This is something that we have been working towards and could not be more pleased to see the site selection process moving forward,” said Senator Dickerson. “This will help a lot of students by providing convenient access to community college. With Tennessee Promise, we see a growing need to provide more locations to serve our students. This will help many local students realize the dream of a college education.”
NSCC, which first opened in 1970, serves a seven-county area that includes the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County area as well as Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart Counties. The solicitation for site selection information states NSCC would prefer to remodel or renovate an existing structure in the case of both campuses, but would consider building a new facility. The properties must contain at least three acres with the capability of supporting a 24,000 square foot facility and 300 parking spaces.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Nashville State is looking at providing a satellite campus in the Donelson Hermitage area,” said Rep. Jernigan. “The campus will not only be a great addition to our business community but a tremendous resource and future to our students at McGavock High School.”
“There is a huge demand for higher education in the Madison area,” added Rep. Beck. “I want to thank everyone who worked with me to make this dream a reality. Better access to affordable higher education will improve the quality of life of our citizens and improve our economy. We’re excited about this announcement and excited about the future.”
The college is looking for property for the North Davidson County Campus that is south of the Davidson / Sumner County line, west of Gallatin Pike, north of Briley Parkway and east of Whites Creek Pike. For its East Davidson County Campus, the college wants property west of the Wilson / Davidson County line, south of the Cumberland River, east of Briley Parkway, north of Percy Priest Lake and Murfreesboro Road.
Both of the campus properties must be easily accessible by vehicle, public transport and walkers and have frontage on at least one public road capable of accommodating the traffic.
NSCC’s main campus is on White Bridge Road, with satellite campuses in Clarksville and Antioch.