The Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program Board has awarded Daemen College a $161,253 grant to allow for security enhancements and other improvements in the college’s Wick Campus Center.
“We are delighted with the award of this important funding from the State of New York,” said Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “Through some innovative financial partnerships on campus, Daemen will be able to apply these critical resources to enhancing centralized security and access control systems for our students across the campus through our security hub in the Wick Campus Center.”
Daemen and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) are discussing implementation of the proposed college plan to ensure communications and security redundancy as part of Daemen’s ongoing efforts to bolster its emergency preparedness network housed within the Wick Campus Center.
Funding from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program provides matching grants to private colleges and universities for construction, rehabilitation or repair of classrooms, laboratories and other facilities. The program requires grantees to match approximately $3 for every dollar provided by New York State.
In announcing the latest grants, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, “New York’s colleges and universities are among the best in the nation – and with this funding, we are helping them make big investments that will benefit students in both the near and longterm future. I’m proud to be supporting these important projects because they will ensure a stronger and more competitive higher education environment in New York for years to come.”