HAGERSTOWN ? Hagerstown Community College could be forced to delay a $29.5 million plan that involves building an arts and sciences complex and renovating two buildings if the General Assembly fails to provide adequate funding to community colleges across the state.
HCC President Guy Altieri, college administrators and the board of trustees met on campus Friday with four members of the Washington County delegation to the General Assembly to ask, among other things, for an increase in capital improvement funding for community colleges.
Altieri explained that without state aid, HCC would be faced with several challenges, including expanding facilities to accommodate growth.
According to documents, HCC needs about $29.5 million to renovate two buildings and build the arts and sciences complex. The college is counting on about $17 million of that money to come from the state.
HCC ranks 11th on list of capital improvement requests
Altieri said the arts and sciences complex would provide a state-of-the-art learning center and help HCC support new programs.