Academic Center Plans Unveiled

Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison (left) and Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young.
Whitney Benefits President Tom Kinnison (left) and Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young.

Officials with Sheridan College and Whitney Benefits Monday unveiled the design and location of the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The steering committee worked with about three to four different options of where the 53,000 square foot facility would be located on the campus of the College.

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young explains that the new building will be right out in front.

College Board Chairwoman Kati Sherwood says that the academic center will be a welcome addition to the college for the faculty and the students.

35,000 square feet of the building will be new, while 18,000 square feet will be part of a remodel.

The Edward A. Whitney Academic Center will be home to, among other things, nine new classrooms including computer labs, a physics lab, GIS/Cad Lab and a center for teaching and learning lab.

The project was made possible by the Wyoming Legislature eight months ago when they approved $7.6 million for an academic center at Sheridan College. Whitney Benefits provided the local match that was required by the state.

The groundbreaking for the facility will take place in the spring of 2012 with a tentative plan for completion by the summer of 2013.

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