Lake Land College held its board of trustees meeting on December 9th and approved funding and construction bids for a new Foundation and Alumni Center. Several bids were approved and over $725,000 has already been contributed to the project.
Christina Donsbach, executive director for college advancement, says that she is absolutely excited. “We are very excited to have a generous donation from the Neal Charitable Lead Trust to invest in the new center.”
Lake Land College Board Chair Doris Reynolds says that she thinks this will do a lot for the students and the community. “The Foundation and Alumni do so much for our students, our college and our community. We are very pleased to partner with the Foundation to create a new center that not only recognizes their contributions but welcomes alumni home to their alma mater.”
The old pole barn bookstore building will be demolished and the new foundation and alumni center will be built there. The facility will be used as a welcome center, and help current students with the Alumni Office. It will also include a location for the College Advancement Staff that includes foundation and alumni.
Construction is expected to begin in early spring with a completion date of August 2020. The project will cost $2.2 million dollars.