January 19, 2018

Big – $10M – News!

A renewed Parrington Hall is becoming a reality—thanks to an investment from the state legislature, and you!
I am so pleased to share that yesterday the Washington State Legislature voted to fully fund our $10 million request to renovate Parrington Hall when they voted in favor of the Capital Budget, bringing us that much closer to a state-of-the-art learning environment. 
Over the past year and a half, generous donors and alumni have contributed more than $7 million to this effort as well!  Now 85% of our way towards our $20 million goal, we can put into action plans to expand our capacity to educate, research, and innovate. 
Currently, century-old Parrington does not have the space, technology, and infrastructure to accommodate the tremendous growth we have experienced.  I am grateful that our lawmakers recognized this need, and – using the same rigorous analysis and evidence-based decision-making we teach – ranked Parrington Hall as a top capital priority.

A remodeled building will include reconfigured large classrooms, additional faculty offices, and new communal areas for student group work and community building.  It will create increased capacity for our more than 500 students and 100 faculty and staff.  And by replacing the severely outdated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, our beloved historic building will better serve our #6 nationally ranked program. 
THANK YOU for supporting this important project and the Campaign for the Evans School.  Together, we are strengthening the future of public service leadership.