Last Fall, Redlands Community College took its first step in modernizing the look of its nearly 50-year-old campus with the remodel of the main campus building, the Ray Porter Academic Complex. This week, the Board of Regents, President Jack Bryant and El Reno community leaders celebrated the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Behind these 1970s walls, our instructors and staff have been providing a high-quality education and personal service,” Bryant said. “This remodel brings a modern look and a re-energized atmosphere to our campus. We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus next week for the start of the Fall semester.”
The project began last September and involved extending the vestibules on the east entrances, replacing the facia, installing new sidewalks and landscaping, and erecting free-standing, metal lettering spelling “Redlands.”
“Not only are we excited about the new look that will greet visitors entering our main campus, but we are very pleased to be able to complete the renovation without borrowing any funds,” Bryant added.
The college has not increased tuition in three years and has adhered to a budget that would provide the funds for the $870,000 renovation.