The Blinn College Board of Trustees meet this (Thursday) morning and approved an expenditure of 4.5 million dollars for renovations on the Bryan campus. In January the board authorized Collier Construction of Brenham as the contractor on the project. The renovations will include the Administration Building, the Student Center and the Science Building. Construction is scheduled to begin in April and should be completed by July of this year. The Blinn administration plans to hold a public form on the Bryan campus to detail the renovations and explain where the various offices will be relocated to.
The board also received a report from The Research Valley Partnership, of which Blinn is a member. The Partnership is a public / private economic development group looking to attract business to the new Bio-Tech Corridor in College Station. CEO Todd McDaniel explains why the partnership with Blinn College is important to the companies they serve: