Sitka Fine Arts Camp Taking Control of Core Sheldon Jackson Campus

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

The core campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College is being given to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. The arts camp, which runs programs for 500 students every summer, will take ownership of the central campus on Feb. 1. A ceremonial transfer will happen when the trustees hold their final meeting on campus March 12.

According to a statement from the college’s trustees, the name Sheldon Jackson will stay attached to the property, which was Alaska’s oldest higher-education institution before it closed in 2007.  That’s history now. The future will be up to the arts camp.

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