Governor signs bill including Glen Oaks funding

Rick Snyder, in the final days of his role as Michigan governor, signed a supplemental appropriations bill that included $3.4 million in capital-outlay funding for Glen Oaks Community College.

The funding requires a 50/50 institution match.

Glen Oaks President David Devier said the funds will enable the school to begin planning for what work will be completed as a result of the windfall. He offered thanks to legislators for their support, and in particular, Aaron Miller.

Miller said Glen Oaks has been “last at the bowl” for years when it comes to state grants through the joint capital-outlay process.

He noted that the college in 1999 received an appropriation in the neighborhood of $2 million, the first in the college’s 53 years of existence. The latest funding, he said, was long overdue.

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