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Board Approves $9.1 Million for Clippinger Project

August 30, 2021
Jay Edwards News

COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $9.1 million for Ohio University’s Clippinger Renovation project, State Representative Jay Edwards announced today.

The funding will support the multi-year expansion and renovation of Clippinger. Edwards (R-Nelsonville) said the project is important for OU.

“This will help enhance educational opportunities at Ohio University and be an outstanding resource for years to come,” Edwards said.

Located on OU’s South Green, Clippinger houses the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography, and Geological Science. It is used for research and undergraduate teaching, including both classrooms and laboratories. 

The facility was originally built in 1965, with renovations completed in 1989.

Also today, the State Controlling Board approved $168,770 for Ohio University and $104,000 for Hocking College to support campus safety on the respective campuses. The aid is part of $5 million in campus safety grants being distributed to colleges and universities across Ohio. 

The board also approved the transfer of funding for several workforce initiatives at colleges and universities across the state, including $160,455 for Ohio University and $193,000 for Hocking College.  The Workforce Based Training and Equipment funding is to support education and skilled training of students and/or incumbent workers.