A new UW Fond du Lac student housing complex has been given the green light. The Fond du Lac county board has approved an agreement with the developer and a lease agreement with a firm to operate and manage the facility. Supervisors Zorn and Schumacher cast the only no votes. The 84 bed facility will
be located on the UW Fond du Lac campus adjacent to the physical education building. UW Fond du Lac Dean John Short says the student housing concept is a unique public-private partnership where the developer gets the financing, designs the complex and hires resident assistants and a live-in manager to operate the facility. Short says a survey showed a need for additional student housing. The goal is to have the student housing complex open for the 2015 school year.