Campus Connection.
November 1, 2002 Volume 18, Number 7


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Western Receives $250,000 In State Funding For Upgrades And Repairs

Western Illinois University President Al Goldfarb announced that Western will receive $250,000 in state funding for various campus facility upgrades and repairs.

The funds were part of a combined effort by Senator Laura Kent Donahue and Representative Rich Myers to provide the University assistance with some infrastructure repair projects to address the backlog in deferred maintenance.

"We're extremely grateful for the support from our local legislators," said Goldfarb. "I want to personally thank Representative Myers and Senator Donahue. These are challenging financial times for the University, and the funding will help expedite some long-delayed campus projects."

According to Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson, most of the funds will be used for infrastructure repairs. Priority projects include repairs to heating, ventilating and cooling (HVAC) systems, and other building and utility upgrades.

"These funds will go a long way in allowing us to address some of those needs," Thompson added.

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