Under a proposal being considered by the Clemson University board of trustees, the school’s entire engineering college would move to Greenville.
According to the Greenville News, engineering school dean Anand Gramopadhye said in a presentation to the board’s Educational Policy Committee last week, that the school needs 200,000 more square feet of research space. In a report, he highlighted a plan to achieve that by 2026 on the main campus.
However, Gramopadhye said he would like to see the entire college of engineering relocate to the exiting campus surrounding Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research off Interstate 85 in Greenville. He said Greenville’s growth makes it a great place for an engineering program, in addition to the city’s high rate of engineering jobs per capita.
Gramopadhye said the university has more research space off campus than it does in Clemson.
According to the report, trustees did not indicated if moving Clemson’s flagship college away from the main campus is something that they would even consider.