UT Chattanooga spends $25.8M in stimulus money
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:45 am
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 10.26.11
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga used $25.8 million in federal stimulus money between the 2009 and 2011 fiscal years to boost part-time faculty, scholarships and a new math lab.
The vice chancellor of finance and operations for the school, Richard Brown, told The Chattanooga Times Free Press about 40 percent went to academic affairs, with almost $5 million used to hire lecturers and adjunct faculty.
UTC spent $8 million on capital improvements.
UT system spokeswoman Gina Stafford said the system received $219 million in stimulus funding, with a summary of usage on all campuses being compiled.
At UTC, stimulus money also was used for a $225,000 school website transformation and $167,000 to buy 12 battery-powered/electric vehicles and set up charging stations. Brown said that will help lower the school’s gasoline costs.