Saturday, February 06, 2016

Rattlers make case for new Student Affairs Building during FAMU Day at the Capitol

FAMU Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
On Thursday, Rattler students, faculty, alumni, and administrators lobbied state officials during FAMU Day at the Capitol. One priority on the 2016 Legislative Budget Request is $26.5M for a new Student Affairs Building.

According to the FAMU Office of Governmental Relations: “Last year, the Legislature provided $6,155,000 of PECO funds to finance the planning and design of a new Student Affairs Building. PECO funding is being requested for the construction of a new Student Affairs Building that will enable the University to consolidate the delivery of essential student services, thereby helping to improve customer service and our performance under the Board of Governor's Performance Funding Model.”

FAMU Vice-President for Student Affairs William Hudson spoke with WCTV CBS 6 about the importance of the planned facility.

“All of our services are spread all over campus, from disability services to the counseling center to our health center,” Hudson told the TV station. “We want to combine all those services at a one-stop shop. We have to service our students and improve our graduation and retention rates.”

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