Virginia Wesleyan College has received a grant of $350,000 to facilitate a comprehensive campus facilities condition assessment beginning in late January 2016, President Scott D. Miller announced Dec. 9. The anonymous grant includes a space utilization study, corrective maintenance plan, and campus master plan. It specifies that an outside facilitator will work with a Master Planning Committee to identify future anticipated facility needs, new or expanded programs that might require space, the arrival experience, strategic land use, future residential needs and improvements and upgrades to existing facilities. There will be a series of open forums and meetings with Virginia Wesleyan students, staff, faculty, and the Board of Trustees to gain input on the perceived needs of the institution. In addition to the open forums, a series of interviews will be conducted with various groups to gain insight on needs in their particular areas. Once the scope of future needs and improvements are defined, a series of options and alternatives will be created and prioritized. The process is expected to take between nine and 12 months.