Columbia State Community College received state approval Monday to proceed with an option to purchase land in Franklin to expand its Williamson County satellite campus.
The bank-owned land — about 38 acres — is east of I-65 near the Williamson Medical Center and the McKay’s Mill subdivision. School officials expect to close the deal within 60 days, said Margaret Smith, executive vice president provost of academic and student programs.
Smith revealed the land acquisition during a Williamson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon where County Mayor Rogers Anderson delivered the “State of the County” speech. Columbia State hosted the luncheon at the Cool Springs Conference Center.
School officials say Rep. Charles Sargent was instrumental in getting the land deal and funding for the community college.