With two recent acquisitions Shadyside based Chatham University now has one of the biggest campuses in the region. A far cry from the 1980's when the university (then a college) struggled with enrollment and finances, Chatham recently purchased 388 acre Eden Hall Farm in Richland Township. It also bought a building in East Liberty to house offices and classrooms to make room on the overcrowded campus for more classrooms.
Chatham board of trustees president Murray Rust says they are planning to turn the farmland into a second Chatham campus with a focus on environmental studies and education, and with easier access for North Hills community residents. He says Chatham is determined to keep a low student to professor ratio to ensure that they do not lose sight of their core values during this period of expansion.