CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Concord University will receive $1,600,000, made available through a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests she made.

Specifically, this funding will be used to support the renovation of existing facilities at Concord’s main campus to provide a permanent home for their new school of professional nursing. In total, Senator Capito secured $241,135,000 in direct spending measures for initiatives and projects across West Virginia through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations omnibus package.

“I’m confident that this funding will help support the efforts of Concord’s new nursing school when it comes to providing quality education, which ultimately trains our future healthcare workforce as we currently face a nursing shortage. This shortage is a major challenge to our health care system, and something I hear about frequently and have worked to address,” Senator Capito said. “I’m thrilled to deliver this support on behalf of all the hard-working administrators, staff, and students in Athens, and look forward to seeing the program make a positive impact on our communities.”

"For 150 years, Concord University has educated professionals to serve the needs of West Virginia and beyond. Expanding Concord's degree offerings to help combat the nursing shortage our state and many others face would not be possible without the support of our representatives. Because of this funding, Concord University will be able to offer state-of-the-art facilities for our students to better prepare them for the demands of the health care field. Thank you, Senator Capito, for your continued support," Dr. Kendra S. Boggess, President of Concord University, said.

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