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Koehler Announces Investment in Clark State College Infrastructure

February 14, 2022
J. Kyle Koehler News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) announced the release of $274,858 Monday to move Clark State College’s Rhodes Hall into its final phase of renovation, following Monday’s Ohio Controlling Board meeting.

“Clark County has been lucky to maintain great institutions of higher education, including Clark State College,” said Koehler. “I applaud President Blondin and the Clark State team for continuing to invest in our community and providing a stellar education to their students. I’m glad the Controlling Board could release another round of funds to help this wonderful institution expand and improve.”

Rhodes Hall is the second oldest and most used classroom building on the campus. The four-phase project started with a $4.9 million dollar release of funds with a focus on infrastructure repairs. Phase two release of $1.9 million focused on restroom, classroom and hallway flooring and painting on the third floor, while phase three release of $617,181 focused on the same repairs on the second floor.

"Clark State is deeply grateful for the support shown by Rep. Koehler in championing our student-centered and workforce-focused projects," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, President of Clark State College.

The final round of funding will focus on renovating the labs and common areas in Rhodes Hall.

Clark State College in Springfield opened in 1962 and currently offers two bachelor degree programs and numerous associate degree programs.

The next Ohio Controlling Board is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2022.