Ivy Tech’s plan to build $20 million campus in Anderson, Ind. clears another hurdle, avoids budget cuts
The Herald Bulletin
February 3, 2011
Ivy Tech’s plans to build a new campus in Anderson cleared another hurdle recently when the $20 million project was spared in recommendations by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
The commission, which makes recommendations regarding the state’s higher education budget, has recommended that no new projects get funding in the coming budget.
That means $700 million in higher education funding won’t make it to the colleges requesting the funding if state legislators follow the advice.
Six proposals have been spared, including the $20 million allotted for Ivy Tech’s construction of a new campus in Anderson.
Others include $7.9 million for a renovation to Ball State University; $13 million for a teaching theater at the University of Southern Indiana; $3 million for Indiana-Purdue University’s neurosciences center; $16 million for a health and human sciences building at Purdue; and $4.8 million for Ivy Tech’s Muncie campus.
The Ivy Tech Anderson project was approved during the last budget cycle but got sidelined when state revenues dipped.