The Oxnard College Foundation Board of Directors has generously pledged up to one million dollars of philanthropic funds to construct general biology laboratories on campus. The College will support any additional costs that exceed donation monies.
“The OCF Board of Directors has been eager to support a project like this. These renovations are important. They’ll provide expanded, modern learning space that meets the needs of our increasing number of students – both STEM majors and those wishing to transfer,” said Connie Owens, Oxnard College Community Development and Institutional Advancement Specialist.
As of now, $80,000 has been designated to the first phase of project development – projecting cost estimates. An architect is surveying the area of LS-1, once home to our physics lab (currently under renovation), to build-out design options. STEM faculty have made inputs to ensure their needs are considered in the final proposals.
“This is a much-needed project that will relieve bottle-necks for students who enroll in our biology courses. We hope to have a project design to review by the week of October 10, and expect to begin construction in early January 2017. We’re looking forward to this project,” says Mike Bush, Oxnard College Vice President of Business Services.
About the Oxnard College Foundation
Mission: The Oxnard College Foundation has for decades provided support for campus development, student scholarships, educational programs, and other needs in order to promote the progressive and continuing advancement of Oxnard College, to further educational excellence, and to enable the College to serve as an exemplary multi-cultural community resource.
Special Note: The Foundation’s success is largely a product of its exceptional board leadership, in particular that of Richard (“Dick”) Regainer. Richard served 32 years on the Oxnard College Foundation Board of Directors. It is with a heavy heart that we announce his passing. His dedicated service and love for Oxnard College and our students is – and will continue to be – greatly missed.