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UCF Leesburg closes campus as part of school’s restructuring

The state of Florida approved a series of campus restructuring requests from the University of Central Florida this week, including the closure of its Leesburg campus that opened nearly a decade ago.

On Wednesday, the State University System of Florida Board of Governors approved a request from UCF to close three campuses and modify one other.

According to the agenda item, the campuses include UCF Leesburg, which was located at 9501 U.S. Hwy 441 in Leesburg. The other campus closures include one location in south Orlando and one in Palm Bay.

Classified as a “type III campus,” UCF Leesburg was a joint-use facility used by the school and Lake Sumter State College. The school opened in 2013 and hosted instructional classes and provided “academic support services” for the university’s “DirectConnect to UCF partnership” for transfer students, according to the university.

In 2018, the school discontinued “educational programming” at the site due to a “lack of demand,” and this past June, the UCF Board of Trustees approved the site’s closure.

In addition to its main campus and location in downtown Orlando, the school operates several satellite locations all across the area, including Ocala and Sanford, among others.

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