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UCF President Pitches Idea For Downtown Orlando Campus

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 17:05:33-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The president of the University of Central Florida is pitching his proposal for a downtown Orlando campus.

    

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1NWJCfr ) reports President John Hitt pitched the idea to local leaders at the "President's Focus on Excellence Breakfast" Wednesday, saying UCF would seek approval for the project from the Florida Board of Governors.

    

The proposal calls for the campus to open in fall 2018 with nearly 7,700 students. About 5,400 of those students would be from UCF and the rest would be from Valencia College.

    

UCF is seeking $20 million in private donations to match $20 million it hopes to receive from the state and another $20 million the university will contribute.

    

The university is the country's second largest with 63,000 students.

    

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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