Governor Lingle releases $1,130,000 for Kauai Community College projects

Kauaʻi Community College
Russell Pang, 586-0043
Governor's Office
Posted: May 30, 2007

HONOLULU — Governor Linda Lingle has released $1,130,000 to design Phase II of the One-Stop Center Building and construct a second access road at Kauaʻi Community College (Kauaʻi CC).

$700,000 will be used for the design of Phase II of the One-Stop Center Building. Phase I of the center is under construction and will include space for student and administrative services, and business operations. The Governor released $10 million for the first Phase in August 2005. Phase II will be connected to Phase I and will provide a permanent facility for classrooms for the Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) and the bookstore. OCET manages all non-credit training courses, international programs, the apprenticeship training program and performing arts center. The design phase will be initiated in July 2007 and is scheduled for completion in February 2008.

$430,000 will be used for the construction of a second access road. In 2005, the Governor released $70,000 for design of the project. Currently, Kauaʻi CC shares its only access from Kaumualiʻi Highway with Island School. Construction is scheduled to start in July 2007 and is expected to be completed by December 2007.

"Developing the One-Stop Center will help improve the services the college provides to the students by having a central location to register, pay tuition and purchase books," said Governor Lingle. "Construction of the access road will provide traffic relief for Kauaʻi CC and the surrounding community."

"Kauaʻi Community College is appreciative of the support from Governor Lingle in the allotment of the funds and Legislators who have appropriated funds for these very important projects," said Chancellor Peggy Cha. "The completion of the One-Stop Center and second access road are high priorities for Kauaʻi Community College."