Board of Regents prioritizes USHE 2018-19 capital facilities requests

Weber State University Commencement 2017

The Utah State Board of Regents approved the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) budget request and prioritized the USHE capital facilities requests during its meeting on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Weber State University in Ogden in preparation for the 2018 Legislative Session.

Each year, the Regents re-evaluate the capital facilities needs of its institutions. This prioritization is conducted after an extensive evaluation process including project site visits by the Regents’ Capital Facilities Committee, space inventories, and various scoring methods. See a detailed score sheet here.

“This is a hard job every year, as our institutions propose important and worthy building projects that will make the student experience that much greater,” said Dan Campbell, Chair of the Utah State Board of Regents. “As more students come to USHE institutions, it is imperative that we have the capacity, the technology, and the essential student services that are part of a top-notch college education.”

The Regents prioritized the following state-funded building projects:

1. Weber State University Noorda Engineering Building – $39,924,516

2. Dixie State University New Science Building – $50,000,000

3. Utah Valley University Business School – $64,250,000

4. Utah State University Biology and Natural Resources Building – $23,000,000

5. Southern Utah University Child and Family Development Building – $5,000,000

6. Salt Lake Community College Herriman Campus General Education Building – $32,024,000

7. Snow College Social Science and General Education Building – $17,200,000

8. Utah State University Center for Languages and Cultures – $15,000,000

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