Shawnee Community College announced it is moving the Cairo extension center to Cairo High School, according to a news release from the school sent Wednesday.

Shawnee has established an agreement with Cairo High School to offer classes and educational programs starting this fall.

“Residents of Cairo, Illinois, deserve to have post-secondary education opportunities and Shawnee Community College is here to help," said Peggy Bradford, president of Shawnee Community College, in the release. "The College will continue to have a presence in and partner with the City of Cairo."

The Cairo Extension Center in previous years drew 742 students, and Shawnee is exploring new educational programs and options for a new permanent location in Cairo. These programs will be developed in concert with the Interim Director Michael Stokes, who has an extensive background in workforce development, community engagements and student success.

— The Southern