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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

03-12-08

Contacts:

Warren Madden, ISU vice president for business and finance, (515) 294-6162

John McCarroll, ISU News Service, (515) 294-7958, jmccarol@iastate.edu

Recreation plan gets fee committee support

AMES, Iowa -- Plans for a $52.8 million recreation facilities project at Iowa State University moved another step forward today. Members of the Special Student Fee and Tuition Committee approved a recommendation to president Gregory Geoffroy to proceed with the planning and programming phase of the proposed renovation and construction project. The committee has representatives from both the administration and the student body.

"The unanimous consensus of the committee was a recommendation to proceed with planning and programming of the proposed recreation facilities," said Warren Madden, vice president for business and finance. "We hope to take that recommendation and the supporting materials to the president next week."

If the project gets approval from Geoffroy, it moves to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Madden said ISU would like to get the item on the regents docket while students still are in class this spring. That leaves the board's April 30-May 1 meeting.

If the plan clears both hurdles, it moves to the planning stage and plenty of committee work. This is where the fee committee felt modifications could be made to address student concerns.

"We would create a planning committee with a significant -- likely a majority -- of student participation on it," Madden said. "The committee would be taking into account the comments the students made during the process."

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Quick look

Iowa State's student fee committee approved a recreation expansion. Their recommendation goes to ISU president Gregory Geoffroy for consideration to take to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

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"The unanimous consensus of the committee was a recommendation to proceed with planning and programming of the proposed recreation facilities. We hope to take that recommendation and the supporting materials to the president next week."

Warren Madden, vice president for business and finance