Quincy University has been awarded $171,900 from the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust to fund the first phase of an enhanced security project for the campus community of 1600 students, faculty and staff.
The project will create a security card access system for Francis Hall, QU's primary academic and administrative building. It will also fund the installation of security cameras throughout campus. Implementation of the project is scheduled to begin later this spring.
"We are grateful to the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust for its support of this vital security initiative. We are proud of QU's excellent record for security, and this project will enhance campus safety even further," said Dr. Robert Gervasi, Quincy University President.
The Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust was established by the granddaughter of Robert W. Gardner, founder of the Gardner-Denver Company. The trust provides support to not-for-profit organizations in Quincy and the surrounding communities.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a Catholic, co-educational residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Known as a caring and engaged learning community, Quincy University embraces its Franciscan heritage while promoting the values of inclusion and respect among all of its constituencies. Approximately 98% of students from all family income levels receive need or merit-based financial aid.