COLUMBUS — Troy University is planning a new riverfront campus in Phenix City that features a statue of a 20-foot Trojan.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Chancellor Jack Hawkins unveiled the plans at a news conference on Thursday.
Hawkins said the 30,000-square-foot academic building will house the school’s international business and risk-management programs. The Trojan statue will also be donated by a Chinese artist.
Phenix City will also chip in $2 million over the next five years to help establish the new campus on the city’s riverfront. The school has also raised $9 million to complete the project.
Phenix City Councilman Max Wilkes said the new school would be a cornerstone for the city’s development. It is set to open in spring 2012.