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Milligan looks to the future with 120-acre campus expansion

Drone shot of the Milligan Village

MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Milligan University President Bill Greer recently announced the acquisition of 120 acres of farmland adjacent to the Milligan campus. The intent of the purchase is to provide space for future expansion projects.

“I am grateful for the Board’s leadership in looking to the future and securing this property in such a forward-thinking manner,” said Greer. “I’m also grateful for the sellers who, for generations, have wished for Milligan to acquire this property and who generously made this property available.”

Authorized by the Milligan Board of Trustees, the $1.6 million purchase was made possible by high returns on invested funds over the past year, which the Board of Trustees designated for capital investment.

“The board is very careful about what they allocate those earnings for, focusing on the long-term benefit of the institution,” said Greer. “It was God’s timing that it was available and that we had the resources to purchase it.”

In 2004 Milligan purchased an initial 30 acres of the farmland, which later allowed for the construction of the Milligan Village in 2013. With this year’s purchase, Milligan’s campus now covers roughly 355 acres.

While there are no definitive plans in place for the use of the property at this time, Milligan intends to use the property to support future growth of the University.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit or call 800-262-8337.

Posted by Chase McGlamery on November 22, 2021.