Henderson, Nev. Construction of Nevada State College’s Liberal Arts and Sciences building will begin next week after a case against the state’s Public Works Board was dismissed in District Court today.
While the college was not part of the lawsuit, this potential delay had the possibility of being very damaging to our institution, said Nevada State College President Dr. Fred Maryanski. We are happy the situation got rectified so quickly and we are moving forward. Nevada State College has a lot of momentum right now and this is an important project for us as we continue to serve the residents of this state.
District Court Judge Stewart Bell dismissed the case brought against the state’s Public Works Board by a losing bidder for the construction contract. The company had claimed that the Public Works Board violated state law by requiring bidders use a particular brand for the building’s laboratory cabinetry. Because of the lawsuit, the company was granted a temporary injunction last week which actually halted the construction of the building, which was scheduled to begin on April 9.
The liberal arts and sciences building to be located at 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive will be the first building constructed on Nevada State College’s more than 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson. Master-planning of the campus is currently taking place.
Construction of the building will now begin on April 23.
A lot of people, a lot of students have waited a long time for this day, said Maryanski of the first dirt being moved for construction on the campus. It’s a tribute to many visionary people throughout the state of Nevada.
An official groundbreaking ceremony which had to be rescheduled due to the temporary injunction is currently being planned.
Slated for completion in summer 2008, the new building will house classrooms, offices and meeting areas for students.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997. The college currently enrolls 1,950 students.
NSC offers progressive bachelor’s programs in several in-demand fields of study as well as a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
For more information on Nevada State College, call: 702.992.2000 or visit: nsc.edu.