On this Day: Cato (Northeast) Campus opens
On September 25, 2002 CPCC opened the Cato Campus, its sixth campus. Cato was originally named Northeast Campus and offered college transfer, Corporate and Continuing Education and basic skills courses. When the Horticulture building was finished and opened later that same year students of horticulture technology found their home at Cato.
In 2005, the campus was renamed Cato Campus to honor Wayland H. Cato, Jr., a longtime supporter of CPCC and founder of the Cato Corporation.
Cato grew substantially in 2007 with the addition of the Cato II building. This building added room for the Cato Middle College, a campus library, auditorium, offices and a student life lounge.
Today, Cato Campus is home to approximately 10,000 students, making it CPCC's third largest.
Cato (Northeast) Campus under construction (August 2001)
Dr. Zeiss speaks at the opening ceremony for Cato (Northeast) Campus on September 25, 2002