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$10 million approved for SUB renovation

photo of the SUB

The 34-year-old Student Union Building (background) will receive a $10 million renovation.

The recently-approved New York state budget included a $10 million supplemental appropriation to fund the renovation of the Student Union Building.

This is the first significant infusion of state money dedicated to the SUB since it was built 34 years ago to serve the needs of a smaller student population.

Leading the effort for this special legislative appropriation, which is the largest of its kind in the college's history, was Sen. John Bonacic and State Assembly Member Kevin Cahill ('77). In addition, student leaders and Student Affairs staff testified at legislative hearings, wrote letters and lobbied hard on behalf of New Paltz about the need for such funding.

Beginning this fall, Student Affairs staff and student leaders will begin discussions about the best design for this student space, and after a feasibility and engineering study, the administration will have a better idea of the scope of the project.

David Rooney, vice president of Student Affairs, said that the SUB renovation will piggyback off of the first floor dining facilities' renovation, already scheduled for this summer.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with students to reshape the centerpiece of campus," he said. "My goal is to be a part of redesigning a vital component of the campus to meet the needs of the campus community for many years to come."

President Steven Poskanzer said this funding will move the college a considerable way toward, as he said in his inaugural address last spring, the "creation of a Student Union worthy of our student body."

APRIL 25, 2005
Volume 3, Issue 8

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