Borders: Vincennes University secures $2.5 million for renovations

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2018) – The State Budget Committee recently approved Vincennes University’s $2.5 million funding request for two proposed renovation projects, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

“These projects will greatly improve the college experience for Vincennes University students,” Borders said. “As Indiana’s first college, Vincennes has been offering an exceptional education for two centuries. Keeping the facilities up to date is key to making sure the university stays relevant in the ever-evolving world of education.” 

The Curtis G. Shake Learning Resource Center houses the Vincennes University Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Lewis Historic Library, testing rooms, classrooms, computer labs and office spaces. The state budget includes a requested $8 million to help with the renovation of the space, which includes significant repairs and upgrades including modernization of the facility. The building was constructed in 1957.

The university also requested $4.5 million to renovate the Welsh Administration Building. Built in 1952, the Welsh Administration Building houses many offices frequently utilized by students including the student financial services, student records, counseling services and academic administrator offices. The renovation will include a new HVAC system, upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, enhancement of the quality of space, and improvement of technology infrastructures.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes

all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

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