Regents prioritize USHE state-funded capital facilities requests for 2017-18

In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, the Utah State Board of Regents prioritized the state-funded capital facilities requests from institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) during the Board of Regents meeting at Utah State University on Friday, September 16, 2016.

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

“We are seeing the impact of a decade of student growth while trying to plan for the next 10 years of similar growth, so each institution faces challenges in meeting its capacity needs,” said Dan Campbell, Chair of the Board of Regents. “These budget priorities and building projects are a crucial component in keeping pace with the growing workforce needs in Utah.”

More information about each project can be found here.

The Regents prioritized the following requests:

1. University of Utah Medical Education and Discovery (MED) / Rehabilitation Hospital

2. Dixie State University Human Performance Center

3. Weber State University Lindquist Hall Renovation (Social Sciences Building)

4. Utah State University Biology and Natural Resources Renovation

5. Utah Valley University New Business School Building

6. Salt Lake Community College – Herriman Campus General Education Building

Next steps

The capital development priorities of the Board of Regents will be considered by the State Building Board on October 6, 2016 along with all other requests for state funded capital development projects. Those prioritized projects will ultimately be prioritized for funding by the Utah Legislature during the 2017 legislative session.

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