In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March 4, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees welcomed its newest member, Trustee Winona Hendricks, who will serve as an ex-officio member as chair of the VI Board of Education.
In regular session, the Board voted to approve the action of the Executive Committee regarding the relocation of the Multipurpose Center planned for the Sheen Campus. The facility was set to be constructed to the rear of the campus near the basketball court, but a location on the front of the campus has been identified.
UVI President David Hall said Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been promoting the idea of funding a much larger multipurpose facility, which would not be viable at the present planned location. Also, that the original site at the rear of the campus may have other challenges that may increase the cost of construction. He said that having the facility in another location would help with fundraising, as naming opportunities may be more attractive to possible donors. “The recommendation from the Executive Committee is not to say that it must be on the larger plot, but this gives the administration the freedom to try to identify donors that may be interested in locating it differently than what the master plan, right now, asks for.