Regents Pick Building Projects Georgia Southern Earns Library Upgrade

By Gross, Doug | The Florida Times Union, June 13, 2001 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Regents Pick Building Projects Georgia Southern Earns Library Upgrade


Gross, Doug, The Florida Times Union


Byline: Doug Gross, Times-Union staff writer

ATLANTA -- A plan to build a new computer and technology building at Armstrong Atlantic State University didn't make the cut yesterday when the state Board of Regents added construction projects to its five-year spending plan.

Meanwhile, the board approved an additional $7.5 million for an existing library expansion at Georgia Southern University, but not before an Atlanta regent questioned whether too much money is being spent at the Statesboro school.

The Board of Regents, which oversees Georgia's 34 public colleges and universities, added projects at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Georgia Tech, Georgia College and State University and Columbus State University to its five-year capital outlay budget for the years 2003-07.

The plan is reviewed annually and, as top-priority projects are completed, new university building plans are added to the bottom of the list.

Regents' policy is to keep spending on the listed projects at roughly $500 million. With yesterday's additions, about $504 million in building money currently funds 22 planned projects.

The list includes a new health sciences building at Medical College of Georgia, art and pharmacy buildings at the University of Georgia and classrooms at Savannah State University.

Armstrong Atlantic President Thomas Z. Jones had hoped to add a $23 million computer science and classroom building to that list.

He told the Regents that enrollment at the state university has slowly increased and is expected to continue climbing, making current facilities inadequate.

"If this facility existed today, 75 percent of it would be in use tomorrow,'' Jones said. "This project, in my mind, is an investment . . . in the future students at Armstrong Atlantic State University.''

The project called for a two-story, 100,000-square-foot building adjacent to the school's library, which also would be renovated under the plan.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Regents Pick Building Projects Georgia Southern Earns Library Upgrade
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?