Big investments for KSC

College to receive major investments over next three fiscal years

KSC is set to receive a total $16 million in mostly student centered investments over the next few fiscal years, President Melinda Treadwell announced Monday.

KSC President Melinda Treadwell announced the investments were approved by the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board of Trustees.

The investments include the college putting money into student life initiatives  including updating classroom furniture. Also included in this is renovations in residential halls, including renovating bathrooms to accommodate binary and non-binary gender identities, Treadwell said at the meeting. The investments in student life will also include advising supports as well.

The college will also invest in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) through the support and training initiatives for underrepresented students, faculty and staff, according to Treadwell’s presentation.

Athletic programs will also see investments through expanded roster and a small number of new teams. Treadwell mentioned the addition of tennis and the expansion of KSC’s track team. While the college did not receive money to construct a track facility, KSC did recieve $250,000 to complete an engineering assessment of the facilities at Krif Road and the Joyce Fields, President Treadwell told The Equinox.

The college also recieved an increased Redfern Arts Center investment in order to update the fire safety systems and address the accessibility in the building. The college also plans on tearing down Randall and Monadnock Halls and plans to remove asbestos and other potentially toxic building materials from Blake House. The college previously announced the addition of Antioch to KSC’s campus, with Blake House serving as Antioch’s faculty and administrative offices.

 

THE RUNDOWN

$6.8 MILLION
For student success initiatives, including renovations
to dorms and classroom furniture.

$0.5 MILLION
In investments for justice,
equality, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives.

$4.2 MILLION
In athletic enhancements
and growth, including increasing enrollment and
retention of student athletes
through varsity weight room
and improvements of existing facilities and equipment.

$1 MILLION
For Redfern Arts Center renovations by updating fire
systems and addressing accessibility in the building.

$3.5 MILLION
To go toward the demolition
of Randall and Monadnock
Halls and the abatement of
the Blake House.

 

 

Tom Benoit can be contacted at
tbenoit@kscequinox.com

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