I received the following letter from Dr. Thomas Hynes, President of Clayton State University!
“Dear Representative Andy Welch:
Thank you for your efforts in support of a budget that will advance education in our area and for Georgians everywhere. Your support of much needed pay raises, a fully funded formula, and funding of needed maintenance, repair, and renovation projects will assist Georgians as they compete for positions and rewarding careers.
Your efforts on behalf of Clayton State were essential to the inclusion of $1.35 million in capital funds to repair the roofs of several buildings that constitute the academic core of our teaching mission. Repair of the roofs represents Phase I of the project. The two remaining phases will require an additional investment of almost $12 million to cover renovation of classroom space and the construction of a new chiller plant. I look forward to working with you to include funds in FY 18 to fund both phases.
Again, thank you for your service to the citizens of this state. The time you spent away from your family and your job represents a significant investment on your part, and we thank you for your willingness to serve.
Please let us know whenever we may be of service to you.
Dr. Thomas Hynes