Knudson promotes funding for UW-River Falls projectThe long awaited Health & Human Performance Building plan which has seen numerous delays finally received recommendation for advance enumeration in the 2013-2015 biennium.
MADISON – The long awaited Health & Human Performance Building plan which has seen numerous delays finally received recommendation for advance enumeration in the 2013-2015 biennium.
Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) had been in contact with members of the State of Wisconsin Building Commission, Department of Administration officials as well as Governor Scott Walker to express the urgent need for the facility when it was not included in the initial capital budget proposal.
“I was very pleased to see the Governor’s decision to recommend advance enumeration for the Health & Human Performance Building,” Knudson said. “Chancellor Van Galen, Senator Harsdorf, and I made the case that this project had been set aside for too long and that it needed to get done.”
Over 3,000 students at UW-River Falls are enrolled in Health & Human Performance courses. In all, over 51% of students at the campus use the present facility for academic courses, intramural sports, and student organizations. The new building will house classrooms, gymnasiums, a dance studio, offices, and locker rooms among other spaces to provide for academic, athletic, and recreational use.
“A commitment to the improvement of UW-River Falls is an investment in the future of the state,” said Knudson. “The present facility clearly is no longer sufficient for the needs of one of the key campuses in Western Wisconsin. The new building is a not a luxury for the campus but a long overdue upgrade for a worn out facility.”