Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
The Morris County Freeholders and officials from the County College of Morris on Jan. 27 officially dedicated CCM’s new satellite location in Morristown at 30 Schuyler Place in a county-owned building provided by the freeholders.
Leaving behind its location at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, CCM is now leasing the second floor of 30 Schuyler Place from the county for $1 a year.
The move will save the college an estimated $400,000 a year, said Freeholder Gene Feyl.
“Noting that rent was a large item in the college’s budget, the freeholders and college trustees agreed that this savings could be better used to mitigate potential tuition increases for students,” Feyl said. “Economically, this makes a good deal of sense.”
According to CCM President Dr. Edward J. Yaw, the new location not only will provide CCM with significant cost savings, but also will allow the college to better serve Morristown area residents and businesses.
“The renovated space with its state-of-the art teaching facilities means CCM is now even better positioned to offer the area innovative access to the college’s high quality credit, certificate and continuing education programs,” Yaw said.
The new facility consists of four general purpose classrooms with the latest in instructional equipment, two computer labs and a student lounge.
The county and CCM shared the cost of the relocation with the county paying for renovations and the college for all furnishings and equipment.
The building also features free onsite parking in a garage accessible from Bank Street/U.S. 202 South.