Opinion: New vision arises for old MTI campusIn 2000, when Chris Paustian first laid out the vision for a new campus for Mitchell Technical Institute just south of the interstate, the elegance and strategic purpose of the plan hit you like a revelation. The need for and advantages of the idea were just so clear once made manifest.
What was stunningly less clear was just how one would go about building a whole new campus for MTI. Campuses cost money and lots of it and neither a huge bank account nor a statewide commitment were anywhere in sight. It is to then Director Paustian’s credit, in fact, that he was able to lay out such a vision with no concrete way to turn a potential campus into a real one.
By: Joe Graves, Mitchell superintendent