Vacant third floor of Health Science Building to be used as classrooms, offices

By Cody Medrano

The Laramie County Community College master plan presented to LCCC employees and the Board or Trustees includes completion of the Health Science Building’s third floor. The plan projects that the third floor will be used for classrooms and offices.

According to LCCC’s interim president, Dr. Miles LaRowe, and the vice president of administration and finance, Carol Hoglund, the plan for the unused third floor of the Health Science Building will have multiple configurations for new classrooms, including some larger classrooms as well as some more traditional-sized classrooms.

LaRowe said a portion of the third floor would also be used for offices to alleviate the lack of office space on campus.

“There has not been any definite number of offices that could be made on that floor along with the plans for the classrooms,” LaRowe said.

Hoglund said the estimated cost of the construction would be about $1.2 million. The funding for the construction would come from the college’s reserves.

Funding for the original Health Science Building came from a bond issue passed by the Laramie County voters in November 2006 with the first classes held in spring 2009. At the time of construction, it was decided to add a third floor without designating its use.

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