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10 to Watch: Christian Brothers University

The following is a preview of the 10 to Watch issue of our Memphis Crossroads Magazine. View all of the 10 to Watch companies and the full magazine here.

Christian Brothers University will look back and forward in 2015.

In June, the four-year private university will remember 1990. It’s the year Christian Brothers College officially became Christian Brothers University. The school can also look back to 1970 when it became co-educational. Forty five years later, women now make up more than half of the student body.

But more than anything, CBU will look ahead this year. It will work to grow its enrollment and further develop the mission it began in Memphis in 1871. The University’s board of trustees recently approved a master plan that will set the course for capital improvements there for the next 10 years.

“We look forward to the changes that will improve the educational opportunities for our students, and make our campus a true driver of cultural and economic growth for the city of Memphis,” said CBU president John Smarrelli, Jr.

Memphis is important to the University because the majority of CBU’s students come from a 300-mile radius of the city. When they graduate, about 80 percent of those students choose to live and work in Memphis.

Story by: Toby Sells
Photo by: Troy Glasgow
Posted: 5/12/2015 7:30:00 AM | with 0 comments
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