UWGB’s Cofrin Library project one step closer to reality, full legislature approval still needed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – More than $96 million in funding to replace the Cofrin Library on the University of Wisconsin – Green bay campus with a new Cofrin Research Center has been approved by the state’s Joint Finance Committee.UWGB officials say this is the school’s first major academic capital project to get to this point in more than 20 years.

“It means a lot to us. First of all, I think it’s a great signal from the state that the University is headed in a positive direction. We have tremendous momentum with enrollment growth and all the amazing things happening on our campus right now,” said Chancellor, Michael Alexander.“I couldn’t be more excited, UW-Green Bay was historically on the bottom of the list as far as capital projects are concerned,” said Rep. John Macco, (R-Ledgeview).

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