Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVSU Board OKs Campus Improvement Plan

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVSU Board OKs Campus Improvement Plan

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The West Virginia State University Board of Governors on Thursday approved a 10-year development plan update that outlines $31 million in potential campus improvements over the next decade. The plan, prepared by ZMM Architects and Engineers, calls for renovations and upgrades on campus, including $15 million in deferred maintenance. It also suggests expanding the university's border westward.

Developing and adopting a 10-year plan is routine for colleges in West Virginia. While the plan identifies potential locations for a new welcome center, student recreation complex and another residence hall, the board is not committing to projects at this point, said university spokeswoman Kimberly Osborne.

At the board's last meeting, a representative from ZMM said the plan is more of a guideline for the future.

"Nothing has to be developed now, said Adam Krason, who presented the final plan to board members Thursday.

Potential projects Krason suggests for the university include enhancements to several locations on campus as well as renovation of Wallace Hall, the Drain-Jordan Library and Davis Fine Arts Building. …

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