Hundreds of business and community leaders; aviation and aerospace professionals; and students who dream of working in aerospace joined forces Wednesday to roll out the red carpet for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. John Johnson, who is exploring the possibility of naming Houston as a new campus site for the university.
As he stepped onto the tarmac from the plane that landed at Ellington Airport, Dr. Johnson shared his vision to open a third campus for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to meet the world’s aerospace needs. Today Embry-Riddle has more than 100,000 alumni. The enrollment for a new campus is estimated to be 1,000 aerospace and aviation students.
“I am excited that Houston is a finalist for the location of a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “As home to Ellington Airport and NASA, Houston would be the perfect location for Embry-Riddle students. This is a university that would provide education in a specialized field that would bring even more prestige to Houston, which is why we hope to be their final choice.”
“The first words spoken as man was landing on the moon were, ‘Houston, the eagle has landed,'” said Mario C. Diaz, Houston Airport System director of aviation. “Houston hopes to land the new campus site for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.”
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