Rec Center Revision on Regents’ Agenda

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Board of Regents will meet in Spokane Friday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 148 of the Phase I Building at Riverpoint Higher Education Park.
Regents will be asked to approve spending $1.3 million for a third court in the upper gymnasium of the proposed Student Recreation Center. A favorable rate on the sale of bonds for funding the $36 million project made additional resources available for the court. Construction on the center is underway. It is expected to be completed in two years.
Other action items before the board include a request for authority to proceed with construction of a $1.5 million creamery annex facility for Ferdinand’s dairy products; approval of a bachelor’s degree program in natural resources at WSU Vancouver; extending a contract with AT&T for long distance phone services; and approving changes to the WSU Regents/Foundation Endowment Investment Policy.
Regents will receive a number of briefing reports, including the status of contracts for construction of a waste incinerator. Lydig Construction of Spokane has been awarded the $1.5 million building contract. The $882,000 contract for incinerator equipment has gone to ENVITECH of San Diego, Calif. The project is expected to be completed next November. Lydig also has received a $1.66 million contract to become the general contractor and construction manager for the university’s proposed Teaching and Learning Center.
Regents have a work session planned at 9 a.m. in the Hotel Lusso, followed by committee meetings at 11 a.m. Board members are also scheduled to have dinner with University of Washington regents Friday evening.