Phoenix campus dedicates new facility in downtown area

PHOENIX - Friends, employees and members of the Phoenix educational consortium gathered Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, for a grand opening celebration and dedication of the new downtown location for Wayland Baptist University's campus in Phoenix, Ariz.              

Located at 2702 North Third Street in Central Park Forest, the facility represents the first formal endeavor for the Phoenix campus to reach into the civilian population. The campus has been situated solely on Luke Air Force Base for the past ten years. The facility features office space and four classrooms. Classes began meeting in the facility this past fall.

The Phoenix campus is one of 12 satellite campuses the university operates, and the campus caters primarily toward adult students, with a median age of 35. The campus offers evening classes to accommodate working adults who are completing a degree.

The campus offers the bachelor of science degree in a variety of specializations, with criminal justice being a popular major. Phoenix campus also offers the Master of Arts in Management and the Master of Religion in Christian Ministry degrees. The campus averages 250 students and has five 10-week terms to make earning credit hours easier.

Dr. Glenn Simmons is campus dean.