On several occasions as I walked through an airport or drove through a city where there was renovation or construction, I have seen signs that say, “Please pardon our progress”. These signs, I assume, are placed in these places because the renovations/construction causes individuals to be inconvenienced, so it is way of assuring them that the inconvenience, while temporary, will have a long term positive impact.
In a few months the MCCC campus will see construction signs in some of our buildings. We are about to embark on some major renovations to our HVAC system. Needless to say, some of us will be inconvenienced. Some of us will be temporarily displaced in the name of long-term progress as we renovate (including asbestos removal) and rewire our older buildings for the new geothermal HVAC system. This project will pave the future for generations to come. This is an investment not only in our future, but also in the future of students and members of our community who are not even born yet.
On September 9, 2015, we will hold a town hall meeting to explain the various phases of this project.