Grant for Williston State College | VideoChris Williams | 8/1/2012
"Right now we have a lot of inflationary factors taking place, so we`d like to help our employees with housing and childcare. We have a salary differential that we need to correct, that will help to recruit faculty to serve growing populations," said President Dr. Raymond Nadolny.
Last year a new housing facility opened on campus, and it was full in just a few months.
"We really need to look at alternative ways for housing for our students. Especially for those who are coming in from Watford City or Tioga. It used to be a short drive, it`s becoming a longer drive. We really want meet the needs of our students," Nadolny added.
The college also wants to make some additions in one particular area that will affect everyone.
"Some of the monies that will come in will help us to increase our safety and security. This year we`ve had no incidents, and that`s really tremendous. That`s because we`ve been proactive," Nadolny said.
Dickinson state is also asking for $10 million. Both colleges are trying to get ready for the school year.
"We`re all facing inflationary factories that makes it more critical for us to ramp up. We`ve been very fortunate working with our legislatures in ramping up, and this will help us to do just that," said Nadolny.
Classes start on August 20.