COTTONWOOD -- Yavapai College President Penny Wills and Vice President for Finance Clint Uwell will appear before the Yavapai Board of Supervisors Monday in Cottonwood to present the proposed 10-year College Campus Masterplan.
The college has been working with a consultant SmithGroupJJR/Paulien to make sure the campuses can support expected growth over the next 10 years with substantial growth in the Prescott Valley and CTEC areas.
In recent years, the college has hosted regional educational opportunities across Yavapai County. Money from a $69 million bond supported expansions at all campuses. But the new plan seems to contract the campuses to focus on Prescott, Prescott Valley and Clarkdale.
Facilities in both Chino Valley and Sedona would be sold off. The Sedona Digital Film program would be suspended and evaluated for a year to see if it should remain an offering at another campus. Meanwhile a culinary school is being explored for Sedona. Programs offered in Camp Verde were shut down in 2007.
The agricultural and equine offerings at the Chino campus would be moved to the Clarkdale Verde campus. Nursing programs at Clarkdale would be moved to Prescott Valley, where that program would be expanded. However, the science and pre-nursing would remain in Clarkdale.
The Southwest Wine Center would remain on track in Clarkdale, already with $1 million in private donations pledged for construction.