ATLANTA, GA – (January 9, 2015)
This week, Richmont officially transitioned their Atlanta campus to their newly renovated building on the Northwest side of the city. After 6 months of renovations, classes and administrative functions are now fully operating out of the university’s newest space.
“We could not be more excited to call this new building “home” as we prepare to welcome a brand new semester of students on Thursday,” said President Bob Rodgers. “The amount of ministry and service that will come as a result of this new space is truly unfathomable. We are incredibly grateful to have a new place to train students, conduct research, and serve area residents.”
For nearly 20 years, the university previously occupied a building on the campus of Mount Paran Church of God. After considering more than 80 properties, Richmont was able to purchase the property in July 2014. Thanks to generous gifts from alumni, friends of the university, and local foundation’s, Richmont was able to customize the space to serve as the next site for the nation’s third oldest full accredited counseling school educating students from a biblical perspective.
Right away the building began serving at capacity as students flooded the campus for orientation and their professional seminar course. The university was also pleased to host the Leader 2 Leader peer group including a variety of nonprofit Presidents and CEO’s for their monthly focus group. This month’s guest speaker was Mr. Horst Schulze, former President of The Ritz Carlton hotels.
The university looks forward to hosting an official open house on March 3, 2015 at the new Atlanta Campus (1900 The Exchange, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339). Please join the Richmont’s trustees, faculty and staff for this exciting event.