UCSB Faculty Club Getting Major Makeover

UCSB’s Faculty Club will start undergoing its first renovation this summer ​— ​and with $1 million in donations from local philanthropist Betty Elings Wells to help. Wells ​— ​an area real estate investor who, with her former husband Virgil Elings, gave $12.5 million to the university for its California NanoSystems Institute and has also contributed to Elings Park ​— ​joined the Faculty Women’s Club in the 1960s and has twice served as its president. The upgraded building, scheduled for completion in late 2015, will double the size of the original and cost $17.6 million

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