Nevada's Board of Regents on Friday approved a plan for Nevada State College (NSC) to construct two new campus buildings. The plan has still to pass through the Nevada Legislature Interim Finance Committee (IFC).
A 60,000-square-foot building will house a combined nursing and education facility. A 40,000-square-foot building has been designated for a student center and administration facility. The buildings will be constructed on NSC's 509-acre Henderson campus.
NSC's enrollment has increased from 177 students in 2002 to 3,389 in 2012.
"Our student enrollment continues to rise due to increased student interest and improved student retention," said NSC President Bart Patterson. "We're eager to meet with the IFC and move forward with the campus development plans as our current facilities will not sustain our continued growth."
NSC currently leases space in downtown Henderson which will close when the new buildings are opened.
NSC said funding will come from repurposed funds from discontinued building leases, capital funding and a $150 student-approved fee.
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