Final Results of the Temple College 2021 Bond Election

For: 1,484 Against: 1,219

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Trusted for Generations…Building for the Future!

The Temple College Board of Trustees has called a May 1 bond election in the amount of $124.9 million. Passing of this bond would allow the college to construct and equip campus facilities, including an expansion to the Health Sciences Center, a University Center and a Workforce Training Center to prepare students for 21st century careers.


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Major Bond Projects

Expansion and Renovation of the Health Sciences Center

Temple College is committed to addressing the shortage in health care workers by increasing the capacity of health care training programs, including doubling the size of the college’s nursing program. Currently, because of the growth, nursing and some of the other health care programs are housed in temporary spaces. This proposal would fund urgently needed facilities for learning, training and clinical simulation.

The current health sciences center is at capacity, and classrooms and labs are undersized. This proposal would provide the upgraded facilities to help train health care professionals and first responders, many of whom live in the community.

Construction of a new Temple College Main Building

This proposal will house all student services in one convenient location, and the building will include a “University Center” where four-year universities could offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on the Temple College campus. It also will include an innovative Workforce Development Center that will serve as an economic driver for the region by providing high wage, in-demand workforce programs.

Many of Temple College’s buildings are 50-60 years old. This proposal would replace several of the campus’s more than 50-year-old academic facilities, including new technology for student learning and community access. Temple College provides affordable and accessible higher education opportunities at only one-third the cost of a university. This allows many students the opportunity to obtain important college degrees to transfer to a university or obtain career training to enter the workforce without having to relocate.

Construction of a new Campus Services Center
This 18,000 square-foot building will be constructed on the east side of campus and will provide a new home for the Campus Police, Physical Plant and Information Technology. The existing maintenance building on the southwest corner of campus will be torn down to create a safer entrance to campus off 5th Street.
Construction of a new Visual Arts Center
This 23,000 square-foot building will nearly double the space available for the Visual Arts program, which is currently housed in a former western wear store at the north end of campus. The additional space will help the college offer its new associate of arts degree in studio art and a planned bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree in partnership with Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

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