Alabama State University was among five universities around the state of Alabama to receive infrastructural funding from the state’s Public School and College Authority Board.
Announced by Gov. Kay Ivey, ASU received $763,000 of the $23 million handed out by PSCA. The ASU portion is allocated for ASU’s historic Southern Normal School campus located in Brewton in Escambia County, which is the oldest African-American boarding school in Alabama.
This funding will help provide structural improvements to seven of the buildings located on the school’s campus.
“On behalf of Alabama State University and its Board of Trustees, I wish to wholeheartedly thank Governor Ivey, State Finance Director Kelly Butler and Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey who all serve on the PSCA Board for approving the allocation of these funds that will help us stabilize and better preserve the structures located on ASU’s historic Brewton campus,” ASU president Quinton Ross said.
“The bond Issue that was funded through Senate Bill 242 is a God-send for public schools like Alabama State University, which are able to use these funds toward construction, safety improvements or technology upgrades. My sincere appreciation to the Governor and the members of the PSCA Board,” Ross said.
Other schools receiving funding in this final cycle from the PSCA were the University of Alabama, Snead State Community College, Alabama A&M and Talladega County Schools.