In November 2020, Trinidad State’s Facilities Planning Committee began working to update the 10-year Facilities Master Plan (FMP). The last update was in 2012. TSC engaged Hall Architects and Smith Group to conduct the FMP and space utilization study. The following individuals are serving on the FMP committee:
  • Dr. Rhonda Epper, President
  • Lynette Bates, VP of Academic Affairs
  • Kerry Gabrielson, VP of Student Services
  • James Kynor, VP of Valley Campus
  • Shannon Shiveley, VP of Administrative Services
  • Danny Rogers, Director of Facilities
  • Ira Williamson, Director of Information Technology
  • Michael Salbato, Athletic Director
  • Toni DeAngelis, Executive Director, TSC Foundation
  • Jay Jacobson, Community Member


The 2022-2032 Facilities Master Plan is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021 and will be presented to the State Board for Community College and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) in February 2022.

The goals of the FMP are to support the TSC Centennial Goals to increase enrollment to 1500 FTE, increase graduation rates to 50%, increase transfers to 250/year, and eliminate the equity gap. A fifth Centennial Goal is to build reserves in order to implement the Facilities Master Plan.


FACILITIES MASTER PLAN
This Facilities Master Plan for Trinidad State College has been developed and organized into two separate volumes to correlate with the College’s distinct campus sites:

Volume 1: Trinidad Campus
Volume 2: Valley Campus

As a means to consolidate the same information, the consultants have documented Section One, “Introduction / Planning Process” for both campuses within Volume 1, with narratives relating to specific campus sites as required, documented in their respective volumes; and,

Section Two, “Program Information -Institution Overview”, Section II.A. “Institution Role, Mission, Vision and Values”,for both campuses within Volume 1, with narratives relating to specific campus sites as required, documented in their respective volumes; and

Section Four, “The Plan”, Section IV.D. “Campus Plans To Continue Or Renew Aesthetic Considerations, Energy Performance Discussion” –narrative entitled “Costs Associated with LEED Projects” for both campuses within Volume 1, with limited documentation in their respective volumes.

During the writing of this Facilities Master Plan, the Governor of Colorado signed Senate Bill 21-008, enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado on May 18, 2021. The bill removed the word “Junior” from the college’s original name, Trinidad State Junior College


Freudenthal Library
The FMP Committee prioritized development of a Program Plan for the Freudenthal Library on the Trinidad Campus to be completed by April 2021 for submission to the state Capital Development Committee for consideration in the FY21-22 funding cycle. Phase I of this plan was funded by the legislature in the 2021 session of the General Assembly at $6,276,339. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022.


Residence Halls – Trinidad Campus
In summer 2021, the FMP Committee prioritized development of a Program Plan to renovate the Trinidad Campus Residence Halls. This decision recognized the opportunity to use federal COVID relief funds to improve indoor air quality as a measure to suppress Coronavirus. On September 8, 2021, the SBCCOE approved expenditure of $2,171,625 in COVID relief funds to implement Phase I of the Residence Hall Complex renovation plan. As an Auxiliary funded facility, the Residence Halls are not eligible for Capital Funding from the State of Colorado.


Additional Funded Facilities Projects
  • Sullivan Cafeteria Remodel
    $697,069 - Funded by TSC Auxiliary Fund and Sodexo, Completed January 2021
  • Berg Indoor Air Quality
    $1,881,507 - Funded by State of Colorado Capital Development Committee; Estimated Completion December 2021
  • Alamosa Campus Indoor Air Quality
    $1,281,211 - Funded by State of Colorado Capital Development Committee; Construction to begin in 2022
  • Massari Theatre Technology Upgrade
    $400,000 - Funded by DOLA grant and TSC Foundation, Estimated Completion December 2021
  • Mullen Roof Replacement
    $ 327,306 - Funded by State of Colorado Capital Development Committee; Construction to begin in 2022