Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 52 into law on Monday, officially granting Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) $37,435,695 to construct a new academic building on the LSCO campus in Orange.
“We couldn’t be more grateful to Governor Abbott, our own State Representative and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, Senator Robert Nichols, and the Texas Legislature for providing this much-needed infrastructure funding for our beautiful college on the Sabine,” LSCO President Tom Johnson said.
“This investment in higher education will help us continue to create a Bright Orange Future for our students as we grow our campus. We thank these elected officials and the Texas State University System, particularly Chancellor Dr. Brian McCall and his staff, for believing in our vision of creating hope and opportunity for students in Orange and beyond,” said Johnson.
The funding represents the largest single capital investment that the Texas Legislature has granted Lamar State College Orange. The building will house general academic instruction and information technology services and will be constructed where the old Capital One bank building once stood.