News Release

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

Western Technical College will present voters with a $79.8 million facilities referendum on the November 6 election ballot. Prior to that, the college will be hosting information sessions around the district. The first session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N., on Western’s La Crosse campus.

The public is invited to attend to learn more about Western’s Vision 2020 facilities plan, see renderings of the proposed renovations, and get answers to questions and concerns.

“We’re bringing this referendum to the voters in what is projected to be a high turnout election,” said Western President Lee Rasch. “We did this intentionally, because it’s important to have as many people as possible vote on the college’s direction for the future. Our community meetings will give voters the opportunity to get the information and make an educated decision on November 6.”

The referendum will be presented to voters in the Western Technical College district, which covers all or part of 11 counties, including Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon. Western will host additional information sessions throughout the district starting in October. For a list of dates and locations, visit