West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg slated to receive $2.7 million for campus improvement project.
CONTACT: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 304-424-8200.
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West VirginiaUniversity at Parkersburg is slated to receive $2.7 million following this week’s bond sale approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
The HEPC approved a $161.47 million bond issue for higher education. The program is being funded by excess lottery proceeds.
WVU Parkersburg will use the special $2.7 million appropriation for a campus improvement project involving its north classroom tower. Built in 1968, the three-story structure has experienced some settling of its foundation. The project will include stabilization and renovation of the tower. It marks the beginning of a campus enhancement initiative.
“This is the first of many improvements we plan to make to enhance the quality of the college’s educational environment,” noted WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage.
“We are extremely grateful to our local legislative delegation for its role in helping to secure the appropriation," she added. “This will afford us the opportunity to make necessary remediation repairs to the tower and pursue other campus enhancements.”
West VirginiaUniversity, including WVU Parkersburg and the other WVU regional campuses, is expected to receive a total of $57.4 million from the bonds. Approval of the university’s projects will be on the September agenda of the WVU Board of Governors.
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