GAUTIER — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Willis Lott is finding that not all out-of-state institutions face the same scrutiny when they open campuses in Mississippi.
Last March, MGCCC had plans to bring the University of South Alabama to its Gautier campus, in the space that had previously been leased by the University of Southern Mississippi. The decision brought up public opposition from state officials. Yet as New Orleans-based Tulane University plans to open a satellite campus in Madison in June, the same opposition has not arisen.
The Sun Herald reports some differences exist between the two situations. Tulane University already has a satellite campus in Mississippi in Biloxi. Also Tulane is leasing space from the city of Madison, while USA planned to lease space from a community college that had previously leased to an in-state university.