Renovations at NWC’s Cody Hall Delayed
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 19, 2018
Northwest College is delaying plans to renovate Cody Hall, due to the recent decline in enrollment.
Earlier this year, the board of trustees for the college had approved a $3 million-dollar project to make repairs to the residence hall after water damage closed the building in the summer of 2017. At last week’s board meeting, NWC President Stefani Hicswa said that administration had slowed the process to re-evaluate its necessity. The dorm had been set to reopen in August of next year.
The Powell Tribune reports that recent declines in enrollment means reduced revenue to offset the cost of the project, according to NWC’s vice president of administrative service and finance, Lisa Watson. Additionally, Watson pointed out that the college has other maintenance needs right now.
However, Board President Nada Larsen cautioned the trustees to look past the current decline in enrollment and anticipate the future needs for incoming students, pointing to the lack of space that was available for students last year with Cody Hall closed.