The Georgia Baptist Mission Board has gifted its 32.05-acre Norman Park Conference Center to Shorter University. The property has an appraised value of $4.2 million.
The property, known as the Georgia Baptist Conference Center at Norman Park, is located at 4243 U.S. Highway 319N in Norman Park. The center consists of approximately 32.05 acres and includes buildings with guest rooms and meeting rooms, a dining hall, an auditorium, a gymnasium, and a chapel. The unrestricted gift includes the land and buildings, furnishings, and fixtures.
“The Georgia Baptist Mission Board is a strong supporter of Shorter University and its mission of Transforming Lives through Christ,” said the Rev. David Harper, Chairman of the Shorter University Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the Trustees, I express my gratitude for this gift and the continued relationship Shorter has with the State Convention.”
“Norman Park has been an important part of Georgia Baptist life for many years,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “We greatly appreciate the gift of this $4.2 million property from the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.”
On March 8, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Administrative Committee approved a motion to recommend the gift to the mission board’s Executive Committee. The recommendation was passed by the Executive Committee on March 15.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.