Over the next 12 months, Midland College (MC) will increase its main campus footprint
by building a facility to expand its existing Pre-K Academy and house its growing
education program, which includes a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood-3rd grade
teacher preparation. On Tuesday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m., the college will officially “break ground” for the new 60,000-square-foot, two-story
The new building will increase the current Pre-K Academy partnership between MC and
MISD from 68 seats to 288 seats, thereby fulfilling a dire need in the community for
quality pre-k education. In addition, it will also provide a home for Midland College’s
new Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree program. Anticipated building completion
date is fall 2023.
“The Midland College Pre-K Academy and Center for Teaching Excellence addresses two
major challenges facing our community—a shortage of quality early childhood opportunities
and a shortage of teachers,” MC President Dr. Steve Thomas said. “This project is
evidence of Midland College’s commitment to provide education and training that help
our community grow and prosper.”
Project architect/engineering firm is Parkhill. Construction contractor is Adolfson
& Peterson Construction.
Fundraising for the building is 90 percent complete with lead gifts of $10 million
each from Permian Strategic Partnership and Scharbauer Foundation, Inc. Other major
donors include Abell-Hanger Foundation, The Beal Foundation and Henry Foundation.
Individuals, families and businesses are providing additional financial support.
For a list of current project donors, please visit the groundbreaking event page.