|NEW SCIENCE BUILDING FOR UVU|
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is with great delight that I announce that Senate Bill 282, which funds a new science building for UVU, has passed both the Senate and the House by overwhelming margins—something that just weeks ago appeared nearly impossible. In light of Governor Herbert’s subsequent and recent approval, UVU will now be granted 45 million dollars to begin constructing a beautifully designed, state-of-the art, 160,000 square foot science facility. This has been our top university priority for months now because of how such a building would advance our academic excellence while creating much needed space to handle our growth and provide engaged learning opportunities in first rate laboratories. I wish to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality. It truly was a team effort, involving many divisions and levels of campus, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators. We got great support from key community figures, and our legislative delegation really stepped up at crucial moments, in some cases making some significant sacrifices in other areas to make this happen. Val Peterson deserves special mention for spearheading Legislative Affairs with extraordinary energy and intelligence.
This is a moment to celebrate. It would also be a terrific time to contact your local representative and senator and thank them for providing us with this building, especially during these challenging economic times.
Matthew S. Holland, President
"UVU science building close to a done deal"
Daily Herald: March 12, 2010
"Utah Valley University on way to getting new building — one sole at a time"
Deseret News: March 6, 2010
"UVU receives $1 million matching gift"
Salt Lake Tribune: Feb. 24, 2010
"$1M gift gives UVU possibility of getting science building"
Daily Herald: Feb. 24, 2010
"Trawling for dollars"
Daily Herald: Feb. 23, 2010
"Push on with UVU building"
Deseret News: Feb. 20, 2010
"Utah college enrollment at historic levels"
Salt Lake Tribune: Feb. 19, 2010
"UVU has largest net enrollment increase in state"
Daily Herald: Feb. 19, 2010
"Colleges, universities see enrollment rise again"
Deseret News: Feb. 19, 2010
"New science building at UVU is critical"
Daily Herald: Feb. 15, 2010
"UVU science building given 'top priority' status at Legislature"
Daily Herald: Feb. 12, 2010
"Hospitals donate to support UVU sciences"
Daily Herald: Feb. 4, 2010
"UVU Science Building"
KSL: Feb. 3, 2010
"UVU looking for funds to replace overloaded science building"
Daily Herald: January 29, 2010