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Central Wyoming College Receives Approval f or Matching Funds for CWC Jackson Center Project

July 17, 2019 by Lori Ridgway

Architectural rendering of proposed CWC Jackson facility

CWC Jackson Center Rendering

Just one month after the Wyoming Community College Commission voted
to support $7.57 million for the CWC-Jackson Center as their number one capital
construction priority for the 2020 Wyoming State Legislature Budget Session, the State
Building Commission (SBC) approved a 50/50 match of $7,577,330 from the state,
ensuring that the project will continue to move forward in the process for state funding
“We are so excited and grateful to the state and the Jackson community for their support
of this project. Together we are realizing that we can bring to fruition, a full-service
community college that will serve the greater Jackson and Teton communities,” President
Brad Tyndall said.
Next in the process will be the continued work of securing the local Teton County match
through philanthropy and possibly local public funding support.

CWC has been and will continue to be a vital part of the Jackson community. This has been confirmed by the Wyoming Community College Commission ranking of CWC-Jackson as its first priority capital project and the State Building Commission’s approval of matching funds for the project. As we in this community know, CWC deserves our continued support; support which has been shown by matching private philanthropy, the SPET ballot approval and by enrollment. We look forward to CWC’s continued contributions to our community, ”

Senator Mike Gierau

“Teton County is in a unique position to fund, grow and support quality higher education
infrastructure that is strategically aligned with community needs. The public-private
partnership that is already established, through voter-approved SPET funding, generous
private donations and pledges, and now the State matching funds shows the commitment
to creating the community asset that the new CWC-Jackson Center will be. The generous
offers of support and assistance from members across the community is humbling,” said
new CWC Foundation Director of Development Shan Kingston. Shan is based in Jackson.
Central Wyoming College has been serving the Jackson area for over forty years, offering
courses most recently at the Center for the Arts. Programs in critical employment areas of
health sciences, culinary/hospitality, business, and entrepreneurship have been
advantageous for the community, the region, and the state. Programs from CWC’s
Institute of Tribal Learning have presented on diversity and inclusion, CWC’s faculty have
engaged students in important water quality research along the Snake River, and new
partnerships are being formed everyday between CWC and other area nonprofits. More
than 3,500 students have taken advantage of the community enrichment courses offered
for ongoing learning and self-improvement. More than 1,100 students have been served
in the Adult Education, High School Equivalency and College and Career Readiness
programs for the site-bound workforce seeking to further their employment