“If you look at the partnership between the public money and the private money, it becomes an accelerator. We’re able to start our construction almost a year ahead of when we thought we would be able to start our project,” Arnold says.
More than $90 million was set aside this year for private colleges as part of the state’s capital construction programs. Quinn announced the funding at Bradley University including three-million-dollars for Bradley’s Westlake Hall. Renovations to Westlake Hall were complete and the building reopened more than a year ago.