October 5, 2012
Mike Vogel Alliance chairman
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Payson Economic Development Director Mike Vogel has resigned for health reason, the town announced on Thursday.
But Alliance chair insists university plan will move forward regardless of success of fund-raising
Rumors, anxiety, deadlock and a fund-raising campaign have spooked many longtime backers of the plan to build a 6,000-student, $400 million university campus in Payson. However, backers of the four-year quest to build a university here insist that Payson will have a university within two years — even if it’s not Arizona State University. In fact, the Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) board at its last meeting voted to seek a development firm to draw up a master plan for the campus.