$3.5 Million Awarded to Mount Saint Vincent
HECap grant to expand educational value for growing student population
Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap). HECap grants assist in the financing of capital projects and equipment purchases by independent institutions of higher learning in New York State. The grant will support the College’s plans for Nursing Simulation Laboratories and additional residential space on campus through the construction of a new building.
“The HECap grant recognizes the remarkable quality of the College’s Nursing programs and our abiding commitment to expanding educational opportunity,” said Charles L. Flynn, Jr., President of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. “The new building, created with the support of this grant, will allow us to serve more students—and serve them exceptionally well. Independent institutions of higher education, such as Mount Saint Vincent, are leading drivers of educational access and economic mobility in the state. The Higher Education Capital Match Program is an important and appropriate investment on behalf of all New Yorkers. The College is delighted to be among this year’s recipients.”
The funding, awarded by the HECap Board, provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, enabling campuses across the state to make critical investments in their infrastructure while creating construction jobs.
The new construction on campus will feature a six-story building—totaling 64,000 square feet—located between Founders Hall and Seton Hall. Nursing laboratories will occupy the first two floors, while resident students will have suite-style housing throughout the rest of the building. Separate entrances for the nursing laboratories and the residence hall will enable the seamless functioning of the building’s dual purpose.
The residential space accommodates the College’s increasing undergraduate population and the Nursing Simulation Laboratories ensure the academic rigor of Mount Saint Vincent’s Nursing programs, which are frequently recognized for their outstanding commitment to student success. The laboratories will consist of assessment and evaluation rooms, hospital beds, lifelike robotic simulators, and live exam rooms—technology that reflects the latest and best practices for training nursing professionals.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s award is part of more than $67 million distributed for capital projects to 39 colleges and universities across New York.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.