$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.