Congratulations to Columbia State Community College for a successful grand opening of their Williamson Campus! Approximately 700 supporters gathered Wed., June 22 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Williamson Campus, including state and local officials, donors, community members and Columbia State students, faculty and staff.

After two years of planning and construction, Columbia State now has a 36-acre, $45 million facility that will accommodate up to 2,200 Williamson County students. When fully built, the Williamson Campus will serve as many as 6,000 students.

“Much has been accomplished and it is fitting to celebrate and to dedicate this campus to the service of the community,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State executive for advancement and executive director of the foundation, according to the press release.

Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president and current Williamson, Inc. board member, thanked the Tennessee Board of Regents, community members, donors and Columbia State students, faculty and staff for their support.

“Above all, it is a time to celebrate what has been accomplished by a community of people that have come together in a partnership,” Smith said. “It is a time to celebrate not only the campus, but this grand opportunity.”

The public received a first-hand look at the new, high efficiency green campus that offers state-of-the-art science laboratories, nursing simulation labs, information technology center, professional sound stage and editing studios and performing arts training facility with professional recording studio and songwriting lab.

For more information about the Williamson Campus, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/ApplyWC.