Lone Star College–University Park

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Lone Star College–University Park
Established 2010
Location Harris County, Texas, United States
Affiliations Lone Star College System
Website [1]

Coordinates: 29°59′34″N 95°34′57″W / 29.99268°N 95.58245°W / 29.99268; -95.58245 Lone Star College–University Park is one of two university centers in the Lone Star College System located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas.

The campus serves northwest Harris County.[1] The center opened its doors in January 2010 with limited degree programs and courses offered by the University of Houston (UH) and the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD), both of which are separate and distinct degree-granting institutions. The campus includes a conference center, which will be used for Lone Star Corporate College training and community meetings, a 900-seat, fully equipped cafeteria, and a fitness center.[2]

Lone Star had purchased the facility from Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2010. In August 2011 Lone Star College announced that it was demolishing two former HP buildings on the campus, at the intersection of Texas State Highway 249 and Louetta Road. The agency said that it would use implosion rather than traditional wrecking ball demolition.[3] The implosion occurred on September 18, 2011, and the land formerly occupied by the buildings will be used as green space.[4]

In 2011 Sam Houston State University stated that it plans to open the Northwest Houston Campus on the property of Lone Star College–University Park.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSCS purchases center core of HP north campus." Lone Star College. May 1, 2009. Retrieved on August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ http://wwwappsdstc.lonestar.edu/chancellor/August2009_text.html#purchase New LSC-University Center features
  3. ^ "Lone Star campus to raze former HP buildings." Houston Business Journal. Monday August 29, 2011. Retrieved on August 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Lone Star College plans demolition to create ‘green’ space." The Champions Sun. Monday August 29, 2011. Retrieved on August 31, 2011.
  5. ^ "SHSU To Showcase New Campus With Open House." Sam Houston State University. March 29, 2011. Retrieved on September 18, 2011.

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