Howard College breaking ground for San Angelo expansion
SAN ANGELO — Growing pains ... not a bad thing to have at all if you are the San Angelo campus of Howard College. Thanks to the record growth over the last several years, the campus is finally getting two new buildings. The official ground breaking is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the West Texas Training Center campus on U.S. Highway 67.“We are very excited about this new opportunity for growth on our San Angelo campus,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president. “We have come a long way over the last several years and we are proud to be taking this next step in our development in San Angelo.”The buildings are considered phase one of the master plan and include one building for classroom and instructional purposes and one for student services, totaling 45,000 square feet. The construction will also include additional parking.“Howard College San Angelo has been a part of the San Angelo community for 40 years,” noted Provost LeAnne Byrd. “Through the implementation of the master plan, the campus will now create a more collegiate campus that will address space, parking, and safety needs of our students, faculty and staff.”Construction, worth an estimated $14 million, is scheduled to begin this month with completion anticipated prior to the Fall 2014 semester.