Statement from Chancellor Van Galen in response to the Governor's proposed Capital Budget


March 7, 2019 - "UW-River Falls is grateful to Governor Evers for including planning funds for the UW-River Falls Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech) project in his proposed 2019-21 Capital Budget. It is an acknowledgment that this project is a priority for our campus with the potential to dramatically impact the experience of our students and provide them and our faculty with more opportunities to engage with each other, as well as spur development of new relationships with external partners and employers. This proposed funding also affirms that SciTech is considered valuable to the state, to the UW System and to citizens in our dynamic region of Wisconsin. The level of economic development and business leader support that we have already obtained regarding this proposed new facility, as well as the support of our faculty, staff and students, is impressive and we know that state funding will contribute to student success and catalyze innovation in one of the most rapidly growing parts of our state. We look forward to continued engagement with our legislators in the coming weeks as they evaluate the Governor’s proposed budget with the goal of helping raise their awareness on the value of this investment."

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