WBU-Lubbock opening classes at Reese

LUBBOCK – A small group gathered Tuesday morning in the conference center at the Reese Technology Center to announce an educational partnership between Wayland Baptist University and the center.

Wayland will offer classes at Reese when the fall term begins on Aug. 24. Classes will be held in the evenings, from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The classes will meet at the Reese Conference Center at 401 Gilbert Drive.

Dr. Kent Brooks, dean of the WBU-Lubbock campus, told the group that it was a privilege to be offering classes at Reese again. WBU-Lubbock was housed at Reese when the military base was in operation, but moved into Lubbock when it closed.

“We have wanted to be back out here since it closed,” Brooks said.

Eric Williams, executive director of the Reese Technology Center, explained that of the 114 research parks across the United State, Reese is the fifth largest and the only one associated with three institutions of high learning. Wayland is joining South Plains College and Texas Tech in offering courses at the center. Williams said 34 percent of the center is dedicated to higher education.

“This is an historic day for Reese,” Williams said. “No other park in the U.S. has dedicated this much to higher education.”

In the early stages of its partnership with Reese, Wayland’s course offerings will focus on business and education with the possibility of additional degree programs being offered in the future. WBU-Lubbock offers four, 11-week terms a year. The fall term begins Aug. 24 and runs through Nov. 5.

For more information on the course offerings at Reese, contact Wayland at 806-785-9285 or visit the campus at 2002 W. Loop 289, Suite 120.