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Plans to Close College Branch Delayed a Year

May 24, 2000

BLYTHE — A private four-year university program will remain open one more year instead of closing this summer as planned, officials said Tuesday.

Administrators of Park University, Blythe, said earlier this year that they would close the campus after only two years because so few students had enrolled. The first Park graduating class consisted of seven students; another seven have yet to complete the courses they need to graduate.

The university is a branch of Missouri-based Park University and is located on the campus of two-year Palo Verde College.

The decision was reversed this week after President Donald Breckon attended a commencement ceremony for Blythe's first graduating class, according to Don Averill, president of Palo Verde College. Students and faculty persuaded Breckon to allow the program another year to see if enrollment increases, he said.

"They decided the program was meaningful and needed, and that they should give it one more chance," Averill said. Breckon could not be reached for comment.

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