Wednesday, July 13, 2005

UIS receives $1 million gift for new rec and fitness center

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen announced today a gift of $1 million from the Hoogland Family Foundation of Charles and Kathleen Hoogland for the campus' soon-to-be constructed recreation and fitness center.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Hoogland family, whose generosity will allow us to build an even better recreation and fitness center for our students,” said Ringeisen.

The gift will bring the total cost of the center to $14.1 million, a figure that is expected to be approved by the U of I Board of Trustees at its regular meeting July 14 in Chicago.

During a news conference today, Charles Hoogland said he and his family want to support UIS in its efforts to build the campus and develop student life. “This university is a great asset to this community, and the success and well-being of its students is a key factor in its ability to continue moving forward,” Hoogland said.

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