October 17, 2019 / MEDIA ADVISORY

Vincennes University to break ground on French Quarter


1 p.m. (EDT) October 23


Corner of 2nd and Hart streets. In case of rain, Shelby Street. (between 1st and 2nd streets)


Dartanyan Abney, Student Trustee

Preston Ratliff, Christian Campus Fellowship

Chuck Johnson, President

Linda Waldroup, Vice President of Financial Services

Andrew Young, Director of Facilities

Joe Yochum, Mayor of Vincennes

The French Quarter will feature a French-Creole inspired apartment complex. The First and Second Street corridor is an important connection between Vincennes University, the Wabash riverfront, and the Main Street areas of Vincennes. This redevelopment will promote the natural path between Vincennes University, the William Henry Harrison Presidential Mansion, the downtown shops and restaurants, and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. For many years the railroad tracks south of campus have divided the campus and the city. The addition of the French Quarter will encourage more pedestrian traffic along this historic avenue – enriching the experience of our students and those living and working in Vincennes.


Vincennes University Newsroom

MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports Information Director 
   812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom