Para Jones

a new medical lab at Stark State College Akron
JENNIFER CONN / WKSU

Stark State College Akron has finished construction on the final phase of its building in time to welcome students for the fall semester.

photo of Para Jones, John Green, Steve Millard, Dan Horrigan
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The University of Akron and Stark State College have announced a partnership to allow students to proceed from a 2-year program to a 4-year degree with much greater ease.

Fulton Airport building
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan spoke at a news conference Friday about plans to transform the old Fulton Municipal Airport into an economic development driver.  

Horrigan wants the airport to be a location magnet for businesses that need frequent and flexible air travel. He said they will bring jobs, and word of their moving here will stimulate more development. 

View from second floor of new Stark State Akron main campus building
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Stark State College is just about done with construction of its new 13-acre Akron campus. As she toured the construction site, Stark State’s president talked about why the growing community college is expanding to the north.

You can’t miss it
It’s a towering LED-sign visible up and down Route-8:  Stark State: Akron’s Community College.  

Stark State College, Akron
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Construction of the first building for Stark State College’s new Akron Campus is nearing completion.  School President Para Jones took a tour to see how things are coming together.   

May 26th is the grand opening of the new building, but Jones says by design just two of the building’s three floors will be in use, at first.