Saint Leo Celebrates Grand Openings at Two Education Centers

September 16, 2013

Saint Leo University had back-to-back grand opening celebrations earlier this month with the grand opening of the newly expanded Savannah Center and the North Charleston Center, respectively. University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., was able to attend both openings and greet local students.

The newly expanded Savannah location features 10 new classrooms with offices, meeting space, and a common area/break room for students to enjoy during their time at the center. It is conveniently located at 7426 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 (at intersection of Montgomery Crossroads).

Saint Leo has been in Savannah since the 1970s and has a long association with the military community. The Saint Leo University Savannah Education Center has a current enrollment of more than 800 civilian and military students.

Saint Leo used the opening to also support the local community, as guests were asked to bring two nonperishable food items to benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal GA. Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of the Diocese of Savannah blessed the new location, commenting on the Saint Leo Master of Arts in Theology program, which has helped prepare Catholic men to become deacons.

The following day, the North Charleston Education Center officially had its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that also featured many local community members, staff, and alumni of Saint Leo University. The location (2430 Mall Drive, First Federal Corporate Center, Suite 185, North Charleston, SC 29406) is conveniently located in the locally known First Federal Corporate Center and grants easy access off of I-26.

The location features several faculty and staff offices, classroom space, and break areas with all of the flat screen and computer technology found throughout Saint Leo University.

University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., in Savannah


Savannah group with America’s Second Harvest collection bin


North Charleston opening