By the end of August, two students had already lived in an emergency-housing apartment dedicated to the homeless at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta. And the unit, one of the first of its kind in the country, had opened only two weeks earlier.
District House, The George Washington University’s new residence hall, overlooks historic sites in the nation’s capital.
Public-private partnerships are a growing trend that allow universities to fund the construction of new buildings and, if desired, turn over maintenance and operations to skilled partners. Structuring these decades-long partnerships for a successful outcome involves careful planning on the big decisions and the details.
“What advice do you have for administrators about making long-term relationships with firms like yours beneficial for both parties?”
In 2016, news outlets across the nation reported several accidents and inconveniences in private student housing developments.
In Baltimore, a Morgan State University student was fatally stabbed in such a housing complex. At the College of Charleston in South Carolina, a student fell over a sixth-floor railing and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.