Rose State College President Jeanie Webb, the College Board of Regents, community members and hundreds of students cut the ribbon on the last project of a $22-million dollar voter approved bond package on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.
The ceremony, in the shadow of the new Learning Resource Center, served as the capstone for the $22-million bond package that allowed the College to provide more than two dozen capital upgrades to the campus.
The crown jewel of the projects is the new Learning Resource Center. A modern facility created with today’s students in mind.
The new Learning Resource Center offers intimate study nooks, open spaces for group discussions, an enlarged tutoring center, and hundreds of computers for labs and testing. In addition, now vital student resources are located under one roof. Student services such as counseling and disability services along with concurrent enrollment are located close together to provide more support for students in a collaborative environment.
“This student-focused facility was made possible by the generosity of our community,” stated Dr. Jeanie Webb. “It was their trust in the College’s leadership that passed this bond and allowed Rose State to expand the educational experience for our students and we are truly grateful for the community’s generosity.”
In 2013, voters of the Mid-Del Technical District approved $22-million dollars in bond projects for the renovation of more than a dozen projects on the Rose State campus.
The revamping of the Rose State Aquatic Center, which draws community members, took place under the bond project as well as IT upgrades across campus, renovations to academic buildings and the new Learning Resource Center.