Rep. Sosnowski secures $100K in funding for Rockford University

Nelson Hall at Rockford University.

Rockford University received a $100,000 state grant this week from funding secured by State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford. The grant will pay for the roof replacement on Nelson Hall, the campus welcome center that includes undergraduate admissions, adult and graduate admissions, and student administrative services.

Rockford University President Dr. Eric Fulcomer expressed appreciation for the grant on Wednesday. “We are grateful to have legislators in Rockford like Joe Sosnowski who advocate for our university’s infrastructure needs,” Dr. Fulcomer said. “Replacing the roof on Nelson Hall provides our enrollment team with a safe and sturdy environment in which to welcome prospective students and their families to showcase all that our institution has to offer. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Rockford University, I offer our appreciation to Representative Sosnowski for this exceptionally meaningful state grant.”

The grant for Rockford University is the most recent example of Representative Sosnowski’s ongoing commitment to utilize member initiative capital funding requests to aid and improve physical infrastructure for a wide range of public facilities and private educational institutions that serve the community.

“Rockford University is an integral part of our city’s vibrant culture of opportunity and growth,” Sosnowski said. “I am pleased to have secured this funding to help with their physical building needs so that the university can keep more of their own money invested in the classroom to continue providing outstanding educational programs for their diverse student population, our next generation of leaders.”

Representative Sosnowski serves the 69th District which includes portions of Winnebago and Boone Counties.