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Regents hear update on funding, budget

The South Plains College Board of Regents met Thursday and heard an update on the CARES Act funding and spending from the fund.
The college was awarded approximately $5 million for relief related to the coronavirus pandemic. Half of the money allotted to the college, $2.5 million, was to assist with institutional services for faculty and students.

“This deals with the ability of our faculty and students to go from a traditional learning environment to a completely online environment,” said Dr. Ryan Gibbs, vice president of academic affairs at SPC. “Any spending we do out of this fund is for those purposes.”

Dr. Stan DeMerritt, vice president for student affairs, updated regents on the student portion of funding from the CARES Act.

“This is going directly to students to relieve emergency needs at this time,” DeMerritt said.

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