Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA – unveiled the initial list of projects that will benefit from the $250 Million Initiative for Major Campus Infrastructure Improvements & Renovations. The initiative will assist with eliminating campus safety issues, address the deferred maintenance of existing facilities and invest in its academic buildings. The funding comes after a report by the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis showed that the State had underfunded the University for decades and may owe the University between roughly $150-500 Million in back-funding.
Pictured from left to right:
- Dean Frank Stevenson – Associate VP • Student Activities
- Dr. Curtis Johnson – Associate VP Administration • President’s Office
- Aliyah Holmes – 82nd SGA Vice President
- Sa’Mariah Harding 93rd Miss TSU
- President Glenda Glover
- Rep. Harold Love, Jr.
- Treveon Hayes – 32nd Mr. TSU
- Kenneth Rolle II – 82nd SGA President
- Shaun Wimberly – TSU Student Trustee
To commemorate this historic moment, the University held a press conference today at the Boswell Science Complex following its MLK Convocation. Dr Glover was joined by Rep. Harold Love Jr., University Staff, representatives from the Board of Trustees along with some of its exceptional student Leaders.
The Funding was a coordinated effort by long-time advocates of TSU and lead by Dr. Glover along with Rep. Harold Love Jr. who chaired the committee to determine the new needs of TSU. The funds for the work will come from a $250 Million package of funds allocated by Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee lawmakers and earmarked for infrastructure, as well as other appropriations.
The university is currently experiencing a surge in enrollment which has resulted in a need for additional housing and funding to maintain and operate its existing facilities. Although the funds are earmarked specifically for infrastructure, TSU is also in the process of developing another new residence hall.
Some of the major improvements include grounds enhancements, renovations to residence hall bathrooms, multiple roof replacements & repairs, electrical, low voltage, and HVAC system upgrades. Here is a look at some of the projects highlighted during the event.
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