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Siceluff Hall Renovation Makes Governor's List for Continued Funding

Governor Jay Nixon announced this afternoon a list of university renovation projects that will continue to receive funding from the state. Missouri State University will continue to collect funding on two current projects. KSMU’s Brett Moser reports.

After a review of the MOHELA project list by Governor Nixon’s administration, Missouri State University’s Siceluff Hall and Jordan Valley Innovation Center Incubator will continue to receive funding.

However, funding will be suspended for MSU’s FREUP, or Facilities Reutilization Plan, which provides funding for general renovation projects on the different campuses.Ken McClure is Vice President of Administrative and Info Services at Missouri State. He says the university will continue to meet the needs of campus facilities, despite this cut in funding.

MOHELA, also known as the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, sold off some of its assets in order to generate revenue for renovation projects. But funds generated from the sale did not cover the entire MOHELA project list. Governor Nixon and his administration then decided on which projects would continue to receive financial support.

Although the FREUP project did not make the list, Missouri State President Dr. Michael Nietzel says he’s appreciative that certain projects will be completed.

In addition to buildings on the Missouri State Campus, many facilities in the University of Missouri system and other college’s across the state made the governor’s list and will receive funding.

For KSMU News, I’m Brett Moser.