College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Governor approves GVSU science lab building

Date: June 26, 2012


   



President Haas, third from right, at governor's signing of capital outlay bill.


President Haas, third from right, at governor's signing of capital outlay bill.


    
   
   
  


Posted on June 25, 2012 News & Information Services






Gov. Rick Snyder signed the capital outlay bill June 25 in Detroit,
giving approval for Grand Valley State University’s proposed science
lab, classroom and office building.



The building was the university’s No. 1 priority in its request for
funding. The $55 million dollar facility will receive $30 million from
the state and will expand Grand Valley’s ability to educate students in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The university has an
A+ rating with Standards and Poor and will bond the $25 million needed
to complete the project. No tuition money will be needed for this
building.



“I want to thank Gov. Snyder and the Legislature for investing in Grand
Valley State and its students,” President Thomas J. Haas said. “We’re
committed to supplying the state with the talent it needs for its future
prosperity. The new labs and classrooms will expand our capabilities in
educating students interested in pursuing fields in the STEM and
medical professions. The state is bolstering our own investment, and
students and the entire state will ultimately benefit.”



The 145,000-square-foot building will be on the Allendale Campus and
will create 950 temporary construction jobs. Construction will begin in
2013, with a target move-in date of fall 2015.

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