October 22, 2020

Regents move new building up list: No. 5

USU Eastern $20 million Central Instruction Building was one of seven state-funded capital development projects prioritized by the Utah State Board of Regents at their monthly meeting held last Friday. If funded, the capital development projects submitted by the Utah System of Higher Education is $222.4 million for 2013-14.

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USU Eastern $20 million Central Instruction Building was one of seven state-funded capital development projects prioritized by the Utah State Board of Regents at their monthly meeting held last Friday. If funded, the capital development projects submitted by the Utah System of Higher Education is $222.4 million for 2013-14.
The Regents prioritized the list of state-funded capital development projects submitted by USHE institutions with Weber State University’s new science lab building, with a requested $60.9 million in state funds; and Utah Valley University’s classroom building, with a $53.2 million state request, sharing the top spot. Following in order of priority are: Snow College science building reconstruction, $11.8 million; Utah State University biological sciences building, $60 million; USU-Eastern Central Instruction Building, $20 million; Salt Lake Community College CTE classroom and learning service building, $15 million; and Dixie State College East Elementary School purchase, $1.5 million (which was jointly recommended on the list of land-bank projects.)
They also approved USHE budget request of $49,396,000 which included $16 million for Mission-Based Performance Funding and $20 million to move forward Utah’s goal that 66 percent of adults hold a higher education credential by 2020. The budget includes $10.4 million in operational expenditures in infrastructure and technology and $2.95 million for student access initiatives and collaborations. Another $14 million was approved for state initiatives that will increase class size at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and implement Dixie State’s university status.
The budget request and building priorities will be submitted to Governor Herbert for his consideration as he makes his overall recommendation to the Utah State Legislature for the upcoming 2013 legislative session.

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