"This is such a great demonstration of what can be accomplished when the Governor, the state legislature, local officials, and the University work together" Dr. Bill Stacy
Governor Sundquist Visits Campus
Governor Don Sundquist said during a visit to UTC's campus that he sees no obstacle in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's plans to construct a new building to house its engineering, computer science, and mathematics programs.
"I don't see any problems," Sundquist told the Chattanooga Times. "The only thing that I can see that could possibly be a problem is if we had a real down turn in the economy and didn't do any capital construction. I don't expect that'll happen."
Sundquist's comments came after an extensive tour of the UTC campus with Chancellor Bill Stacy and other local officials, including Chattanooga Mayor Jon Kinsey, Hamilton County Executive Claude Ramsey, and Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Ward Crutchfield. "This is such a great demonstration of what can be accomplished when the Governor, the state legislature, local officials, and the University work together," said Chancellor Stacy. "And what pleases me the most is that everyone concerned has asked 'What is best for the students?' It's just wonderful."
In February Sundquist announced his intentions to provided $500,000 in planning dollars next year toward the construction project. The site and architectural plans will be defined during the planning phase, after which the University expects to request up to $30 million for construction of the building with hope that work can begin in 1999.
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