USC Upstate Urges Lawmakers to Pass Bond Bill

May 1, 2015 at 11:05 am

Read today’s Herald-Journal.

Spartanburg higher education leaders are urging legislators to pass a bond bill that would provide funding for new facilities and programs.

The proposal would borrow $236.7 million from the state to go primarily toward capital projects at public colleges, universities and technical schools statewide.

At the University of South Carolina Upstate, $7.5 million would go toward building a new library to replace the existing facility that has become too small and outdated, according to campus officials. Spartanburg Community College would renovate an existing building to open a center for advanced manufacturing with $6.8 million.

“This is a great opportunity we may never have again,” said John Perry, the executive director of university boards and public affairs at USC Upstate.