According to Janet Grace, Cowley County College Operations Officer for the Sumner County campus, construction on the new campus is either on or ahead of schedule.  
The Short Education Center will be completed July 19th, 2019.  The basement has been dug out, with concrete poured over half of it so far.  It is running ahead of schedule, according to Grace.  
The building is named for Marjorie Short, the wife of the late Bill Short, who is the owner of Short Land Company, LLC, and the donor of 18 acres of property just east of Walmart along Highway 160.
The Innovation and Tech Building will be open for classes in August of this year. At that time, there will be a ribbon cutting and tours will be conducted throughout the building.  
 Recruitment will begin next month.  There will be meetings with local high school principals, superintendents, and counselors Mafrch 2nd at the Sumner County office to discuss recruiting students into the programs.
Grace stresses that these courses are “not just for high school students.  Anyone can enroll.”
Unique to the college campus will be the Agricultural and Computer Science programs.  The computer science programs will have an emphasis on Cyber Security and programming and applications.  
Nursing programs will not be offered at this location.  They will still be offered at the Winfield Baden Square campus.  
Cowley College has been around since September 11, 1922, when it held its first classes in Arkansas City.  
Cowley College offers over 70 academic programs, which culminate with one of five certificates: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies, and Vocational Certificate. Programs range from Liberal Arts to Business Technology to Vocational Training. The average class size for the 2014-2015 school year was 15. For the 2014-2015 academic year the unduplicated headcount was 4,997 students.
Cowley College's area vocational technical school was the first vocational school in Kansas to operate in association with a junior college.