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Community meeting scheduled for Shepherd’s facility master plan

By Staff | Apr 12, 2013

Shepherd University will present its proposed 10-year facility master plan during an open community meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Auditorium. The master plan team and the architects involved in the plan’s creation will discuss the proposed plan with the Board of Governors during its April 18 meeting. The plan will be considered for approval by the board during its June meeting.

All West Virginia public institutions are required to develop a master plan on a 10-year cycle. Shepherd’s updated master plan will be presented to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) no later than June 30.

To support the development of the master plan, the University created a facility master plan team, made up of faculty, students, staff, and community representatives and assisted by an architectural firm. The team has been led by John Sherwood, former chair of the Shepherd University Board of Governors. The team and the architects held a series of public meetings in January in order to hear from all Shepherd constituents about their vision for the future physical structure of the campus.