Campus Life / Education / U.S. News / Virginia

James Madison raising money for new convocation center


HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University hopes to raise $12 million to begin work on a planned $88 million convocation center.

Media outlets report that university officials unveiled plans for the center and appealed for donations on Monday.

Athletic director Jeff Bourne says the university needs to secure $12 million in pledges before the architectural phase can begin.

The university plans to finance the remainder of the project through bonds.

The 8,500-seat center would be located on campus. It would be used mainly by the men’s and women’s basketball programs but also would host convocation and graduation, concerts and conventions.


Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed