Commission recommends funding for Ivy Tech growth...
Created by kblakeslee on 12/14/2012 12:47:29 PM


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) _ State officials have recommended the Indiana General Assembly approve funding for a $20 million expansion of the main building on Ivy Tech's Bloomington campus.
 
  The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the proposal Thursday.
 
  The expansion would add an 85,000-square-foot addition to the building, which currently measures 148,000 square feet.
 
  Ivy Tech pared down its plan for a 115,000-square-foot addition at the request of the Legislature in 2007. During the recession, all higher education funding proposals were sent back to the commission for review.
 
  Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart tells The Herald Times that the addition likely wouldn't be ready to occupy until fall 2016.
 
  The building was designed for 5,000 students and now serves about 6,300.