- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Fletcher Technical Community college has raised less than 40 percent of the money it needs for a planned $5.1 million career center.

Administrators tell The Daily Comet (http://bit.ly/1RygX0W ) that means delay is likely in plans to begin construction next year.

Plans started in 2013, after the state Legislature allocated money to 13 community and technical colleges statewide. The law requires a 12 percent match - or $550,000 to get $4.5 million in state money.

Fletcher’s new chancellor, Kristine Strickland, says the college has raised about $200,000.

She says raising the remaining $350,000 is one of her top priorities.

She’s the third chancellor since the law was passed.

Officials say the proposed center would include advising offices, study labs, a bookstore, testing and other student-related services.

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Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com

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