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Shorter College will construct on-campus residence halls as part of transitioning back to its former status as a "residential" institution rather than its current designation as a
The first residence hall, on the corner of Locust Street and Bishop Lindsey Avenue in North Little Rock, will house out-of-town students, as well as athletes for Shorter's new men's and women's basketball teams, which debuted this season.
"This building represents the future, and we are excited about what we're doing," said Jerome O. Green, Shorter's president. The college hopes to allow students to move into the new dormitory in August in time for the start of the 2023-24 academic year.
The dorm will be two stories with a 48-bed capacity, according to James Cain, Shorter's director of communications. This is the first of three dorms planned for the next five years.
Having residence halls "will help a lot" with student recruitment, as "we already have students who are interested in Shorter from around the state, but we don't have housing for them," Green said. "Students don't have a lot of money, [so] it's a lot easier for them to come into a dorm situation and enjoy the traditional bridge from high school through college into the professional world."
Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and named for AME Bishop Hames A. Shorter, the private, faith-based liberal arts college is the only private, two-year HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the country, according to Cain.