Limited Funds For New Buildings

The Houstonian (Nov. 12) discusses funding challenges as the university looks to expand:
A slate of new buildings at Sam Houston State University has been approved for construction by the Texas State University System.

Among the planned buildings including a new softball complex and an expansion to the Woodlands Center, some projects are on hold due to a lack funding.

According to the TSUS Board of Regents board book, of the 12 projects expected for construction, six projects are struggling to find sources of funding. Vice President of Finance and Operations Carlos Hernandez, Ph.D. said different avenues are sought out including tuition revenue bonds (TRB), authority from the state and private donations.

Hernandez said the biology building is SHSU highest priority when finding funding.

Currently SHSU is awaiting funding for a biology laboratory building, research institutes, Gibbs Ranch equine arena and a plant science field lab, recreational complex along I-45 and expansions to the Lowman Student Center.

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