On May 6 voters approved Collin College’s $600 million bond proposal to facilitate a long-range plan to accommodate the projected population growth in Collin County over the next two decades.


“We are grateful for the community’s support of our vision for the future,” Neil Matkin, Collin College district president, said. “Our master plan will now become a reality, allowing us to serve more students, residents, and businesses than ever before.”


With the passage of the bond issue, the college will address several priorities over the next five-to-seven years. Several new facilities will be built, including a public safety training center already under construction in McKinney. Other projects include a technical center in Allen, a campus in Wylie, educational centers in Celina and Farmersville, and an information technology center at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.


“This is a win-win for Collin College and the community,” Bob Collins, board chair and founding member of the Collin College board of trustees, said. “The programs and facilities included in the master plan will enable us to truly serve all of Collin County in the future.”


For more information about the college’s Master Plan, visit www.collin.edu/masterplan/.


The Van Alstyne Leader published a story listing more information about the bond election. This story can be found at http://www.vanalstyneleader.com/article/20170502/NEWS/305029954/2000373