SIPI Plans Science BuildingAug 15th, 1997 | By tcj | Category: 9-2: Re-envisioning Indian Education, Tribal College News
The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in New Mexico kicked off its plans for a $5 million science building at a rally in July. The rally featured Lou Gallegos, the chief of staff for New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and a former Assistant Secretary of Interior.
The science building is key to SIPI’s continued community college accreditation. SIPI, which currently uses two modular buildings as science laboratories, hopes to have the science building finalized by the year 2000. This coincides with the SIPI Board of Regents 1991 landmark plan, “SIPI 2000,” which was the impetus for guiding the college toward advanced technical training. Anticipated sources of funds include the New Mexico Legislature, federal partners, individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors, according to the strategic plan for the building.