“The issue is not making more spaces. It’s making them appealing to students,” Kane said. “We need to focus on that.”
Rothschild Place, a temporary structure on Ithaca College’s campus built in 2004 to house department overflow, has been operating under a temporary occupancy permit since its creation. However, the college applied for and was granted a permanent occupancy permit for the building Aug. 2. Despite this change, there are no plans at this time to renovate or build a permanent structure.
It is unclear what affect President Tom Rochon’s stepping down will have on fundraising. Chris Biehn, vice president for institutional advancement and communication, said he does not know how the comprehensive campaign, which began in 2014, will be affected.
Staff Writer Daniel Hart spoke with Nichols to discuss his new position as director of Facilities Services, his staff team and the future of the college’s campus.
In 20 years, Ithaca College could look drastically different. An indoor spine could connect the Center for Health Sciences to the Gannett Center. A large amphitheater may overlook the fountains and Cayuga Lake.