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UNA adding new facilities on campus

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The University of North Alabama is expanding and adding new facilities on campus. Now they look to accommodate more students living on campus.

The Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting on campus today and discussed the plans for new student housing.

University leaders said they are starting a multi-phase plan to replace housing on campus. Officials eventually want to replace all the old housing facilities on campus with new, state-of-the-art buildings to provide what they hope to be a more enjoyable experience for students.

The board agreed to continue plans to develop two new housing buildings. They would house an estimated 700 students and would replace two of their older buildings.

"The first phase will begin right away," said VP of Student Affairs, David Shields. "We're in the process of doing phase one and those new buildings will open up fall of 2015 if everything stays on track. The additional phases can go as fast as five years or as long as seven years."

The plans are currently in the developmental stages.

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