ATLANTIC CITY – The partners who shared responsibility for building the new $178.3 million Stockton University Atlantic City campus. will participate in an official ribbon-cutting at the new campus at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3701 Boardwalk in front of the new Residential Complex. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the new Academic Center at Albany and Atlantic avenues.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will be a keynote speaker. Other featured speakers include Stockton President Harvey Kesselman, Senate President Steve Sweeney, State Senator Chris Brown, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, AC Devco Chairman Jon Hanson and President Christopher Paladino, and Stockton Trustee Chairwoman Madeline Deininger and Vice-chairman Leo Schoffer.
The event is open to the public. The new campus will be open for self-guided tours following the ceremony.
The new campus, located in the Chelsea section of Atlantic City, was built as a public/private partnership with the Atlantic City Development Corp., or AC Devco. Funding sources for the campus include: New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Atlantic County Improvement Authority; State of New Jersey’s Higher Education Capital Improvement Fund Act; Stockton University; and South Jersey Industries.
South Jersey Industries is completing a new headquarters on top of the new parking garage. This fall AtlantiCare will open its first Urgent Care Center, and AtlantiCare Physician Group will relocate its Primary and Occupational Health offices to a ground floor commercial site at the parking garage.