Legislators came to look at building plans

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Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:50pm

Three senators, four members of the Utah House of Representatives and state administrators visited the USU Eastern campus on Sept. 25, to take a closer look at the plans for the proposed arts and education building.

The purpose of the visit was to let the legislator see the improvements (Reeve’s and the WIB) that have already been made to the USU Eastern campus, as well as see the third of the campus that still needs to be updated (the SAC, Geary Theater and music building).

USU Eastern administration hoped that the visit would help the legislators see the need on campus for the building. And that they did, “They expressed great understanding and sympathy,” said Chancellor Joe Peterson. However, they expressed concern towards enrollment at USU Eastern. Peterson agrees that enrollment is an issue on campus.

The USU Eastern recruitment team is making strides towards raising enrollment for fall 2013. If future enrollment increases, USU Eastern administration expects to be another step closer to receiving funding for the proposed building.

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