JIM STEFANUCCI/Meadville Tribune photos Don Apel (left), director of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's Meadville education center and Eric Randall Ph.D., Edinboro's Dean of Science, Management and Technology talk about
When Eric Randall
scans Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's
new Mea-dville center, he
sees future growth for both the university and the community.
Right now, one out of every seven Edinboro students is from Crawford County - ranking second only to Erie County.The university's total enrollment is about 8,000."We know there are students here (in Crawford County)," said Randall, who is Edinboro's dean of science, management and technology.
"Everything we have at the university will be linked here," said Randall
."It's very exciting.
"The idea is not to bring back Crawford County students here, but help those who are place-bound or occupationally-bound," Randall
said."We know it's a half-hour drive to Edinboro one-way."
"This may make the difference between someone getting a certificate, a bachelor's or master's degree," he
"We don't want to duplicate those resources (of PMI)," Randall