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Wayland’s N.M. campus moving from Glorieta to Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP)–The Wayland Baptist University center located at Glorieta (N.M.) Conference Center will be moved to Albuquerque June 1 to be more accessible to a larger number of students, Wayland administrators have announced.
For the past three years, Wayland, based in Plainview, Texas, provided higher education opportunities at Glorieta, near Santa Fe. Wayland administrators said its operations at the conference center, owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be shifted to Albuquerque to better address the state’s Christian higher-education needs.
Larry Haslam, Glorieta’s director, said, “We are glad that Wayland got its start in New Mexico at Glorieta and we wish them well in this move.”
“In addition to serving the state’s Baptists, moving the center to Albuquerque will allow Wayland to serve New Mexico industries and members of the military,” said Bill Hardage, Wayland’s vice president for academic and student services.
“I appreciate the opportunity Glorieta provided Wayland, but I am very excited about the possibilities of a new location in Albuquerque,” Hardage said. “The educational opportunities in Albuquerque are limitless, and I believe Wayland can produce a positive impact on the community.
“Receiving a higher education within a Christian context should be very appealing to a large number of students,” Hardage said.
Wayland has opened an office at the Baptist Building in Albuquerque, 616 Central Avenue SE. The center may be contacted at P.O. Box 485, Albuquerque NM 87103-0485, (505) 924-2349.