News from Clayton State: a broken record

Thomas K. Harden’s nine years as president of Clayton State University have been marked by significant growth in enrollment. As he prepares to assume the chancellorship of UW-Green Bay on June 1, it seems only fitting that Clayton State set one more enrollment record under his watch. According to figures released this week, Clayton State’s enrollment for spring 2009 reached 6,127 — the highest spring figure in the University’s history and the second-highest for any semester in the school’s 39-year history. A Clayton State official said the numbers also show “students are becoming more serious during these tough economic times about taking heavier course loads.” The university has also experienced growth in dual/joint enrollment, which allows students to take college courses while still in high school.