By David Madden

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Plans for the new Stockton University campus at the southern end of the Atlantic City boardwalk are proceeding on schedule for a planned opening this fall.

It’s part of the $220 million Gateway project that will also include the new headquarters for South Jersey Industries. But Brian Jackson, COO at Stockton’s new campus, says interest is high months before the school’s doors open in September.

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“It sits on the site of the former Atlantic City High School, which stood for about a century,” Jackson told KYW Newsradio. “A beautiful location overlooking O’Donnell Memorial Park which is the largest and most beautiful park in the city.”

They’re erecting a three-story academic building, with a separate structure to house more than 500 students, retail space on the boardwalk and an adjacent parking garage.

They’ll offer more than 100 courses, including a new program Jackson takes particular pride in.

“We are implementing a new concentration in community leadership and civic engagement,” he added, “Which we think having that kind of concentration program in Atlantic City is fantastic because students enrolled in that will be out in the community doing incredible work.”

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