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August 4, 2014
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)
UT Tyler is building a park that will not only add to the overall beauty of the campus
but, more importantly, also improve visibility and safety on the south side of campus.
"We are carefully thinning smaller trees and removing undergrowth around Parking Lot 18 to increase safety and make those areas useful for the entire campus community,” said Jesse Acosta, vice president for administration.
“Removing underbrush for safety has been a long-running request of freshman students
in Ornelas Hall. Not surprisingly, many students simply would not park in Lot 18 after
Tables, chairs and benches will be added to the area to create a peaceful outdoor place for study and relaxation. The objective is to increase safety while maintaining the campus’ natural beauty.