Dalton State Academic Building Included in Budget Signed by Governor
May 08, 2012
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law the state’s 2013 budget which includes $15 million for Dalton State’s long-awaited 60,000 square foot academic building which will house general classrooms and lab space.
According to Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Scott Bailey, bonds could be sold this fall and ground could be broken as soon as January 2013 on the building which will be located near Sequoya Hall on the southwestern end of the campus. Construction is expected to take about 13 months, he said.
“This is an exciting time for our campus,” said Dalton State President Dr. John Schwenn. “We are pleased with the Governor’s signing; we look forward to the sale of bonds and to beginning construction. Again, we extend thanks for the support of our legislators, regents, and the Governor in making this happen.”
Funds to equip and furnish the new academic building will be requested in next year’s budget, he said.
“The addition of this science building will help us maintain the much-needed pipeline of chemistry graduates to supply our local industry,” Dr. Schwenn continued. “Our modern science and research laboratories will help us attract more science students and will benefit the entire Northwest Georgia region.”