Clark renovation moving forward, still no clear timeline

Serena Bettis

It is no secret to Colorado State University students and staff that the Andrew G. Clark Building is old, needs updates and repairs and is the center of many memes. 

Popular Instagram meme account @colostatememes posted a video Dec. 10 suggesting the Clark Building would soon be renovated thanks to Associated Students of Colorado State University Vice President Alex Farias, generating rumors and confusion across campus. While it is true that CSU is working on plans for the renovation process, the immediacy of the renovation and role of Farias implied by the post is false.

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We shared our initial thoughts with the Board of Governors last week regarding three potential capital projects, and they are supportive of us moving forward with additional preliminary planning.” -Lynn Johnson, vice president for University Operations

“The Board of Governors spoke last week regarding three potential capital projects, and they are supportive of us moving forward with additional preliminary planning,” Vice President for University Operations Lynn Johnson wrote in an email to The Collegian.

Johnson wrote that while steps are being taken to move the project forward, no specific timeline has been established. Potential projects include the construction of two new buildings where the Glover and physiology buildings currently reside, as well as Clark renovations. 

We hope to have a much clearer picture (going) forward by the end of the spring semester.” -Lynn Johnson, vice president for University Operations

We have already engaged (the Associated Students of CSU) student leadership, as well as the chair of the University Facility Fee Advisory Board, in this conversation,” Johnson wrote. “We will also begin working with our advancement team to ensure that we are actively seeking donor interest in all three projects.” 

Preliminary planning will involve a deep dive into what the projects will bring to the campus in the form of student engagement, success and enrollment growth. Also under review are the resources needed and opportunities that exist for funding. 

“We hope to have a much clearer picture (going) forward by the end of the spring semester,” Johnson wrote. 

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