Office of Government Relations
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Edwards Hall 213
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
Phone: (239) 590-7410
INTEGRATED WATERSHED AND COASTAL STUDIES, AB9 - $32,950,763
These funds will complete the construction phase of the Integrated Watershed and Coastal Studies (AB9).
This new academic building will address the current deficit of laboratory and classroom space on campus verified by the FGCU 2012-2013 Educational Plant Survey, dated March 2013, and the Educational Plant Survey approved by the State University System on January 2014.
By addressing this current deficit, FGCU will provide additional class offerings in areas of strategic emphasis (STEM), which will improve our retention and four-year graduation rates and provide an added incentive to attract high achieving and academically talented students.
Total project budget: $52.3 M
Appropriated 2016-17 $3.8 M
Special Session A $12.7 M
Requested 2018-19 $32.9M Total Project
PATHWAY TO STUDENT SUCCESS- $13,766,000
Funding will allow FGCU to:
Increase 4-year graduation and retention rates
Implement Enrollment Management System
Expand Honors College and related programs (Health Sciences) to attract high achieving students and National Merit Scholar participants and reduce the student transfer-out rate
FGCU has launched degrees in three programs that meet regional and state talent gap demands. Programs in Supply Chain Management, Informatics, and Construction Management have received non-recurring funds, but recurring funds are needed in order to provide continuing and stable funding, including for faculty and staff.
Provide incentive based scholarships to reduce the cost to students
Provide necessary technology, both academic and infrastructure based
Hire faculty to improve student progression, retention and graduation rates