So. If they develop an athletic program will they be the "Snowbirds?"
Ave Maria officials originally were interested in moving the campus to Domino's Farms, the Domino's Pizza headquarters in Ann Arbor Township. The township and Washtenaw County Planning Commission opposed plans to rezone the site for academic use. Soon after announcing that they were looking to expand, officials from Collier County, Fla., which includes Naples, contacted the university and offered to join with them to build a town to house the university, Falls said. The town will be built by Ave Maria College and the Barron Collier Cos., a real estate and land management company. The university is expected to have an initial enrollment of 650 students, which officials expect will grow to no more than 5,000.