Commission Approves NWC Projects
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 5, 2017
The Wyoming Community College Commission in Riverton last week approved, for the second time, two major projects at Northwest College in Powell.
According to information from the website Basin Reboot, President Dr. Stefani Hicswa told the commission that replacement of the Student Center and renovation and expansion of the Fine Arts Center were priorities for the college.
Cost estimates for the student center renovation are over $35 million dollars. In their application, Hicswa told the commission that the facility, which was built in 1967, no longer serves students the way it was intended to when it was opened 50 years ago.
She said student dining facilities would be relocated elsewhere on campus during the work.
Additionally, Hicswa pointed out that the long term sustainability of the college’s Visual and Performing Arts division depends on expanding the current facility. She says the program is limited by dated classroom space and technology.
She pointed out that the commission had earlier approved Level I planning for the the two projects, but increases in the cost of construction had boosted the estimated cost.
The two project’s next move is for a Level II funding request from the state.