Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approves $18M 2022-2023 capital budget

Halle Library on a sunny autumn day

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University plans a variety of improvements to academic facilities along with enhancements to campus and classroom technology in a capital budget of $18.05 million for fiscal year 2022-2023.

The projects include investments supporting the renovation of the 3D Arts Complex, continued progression of the College of Business relocation to central campus, and necessary infrastructure improvements to academic, administrative, and auxiliary facilities, information technology, safety and asset preservation. 

The EMU Board of Regents approved the FY23 capital budget at its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 9. As defined by each of the University’s Strategic Plan priorities, the FY23 capital budget includes:

Student success and engagement ($4,650,000) – Includes updates to infrastructure, relocation of outdoor basketball and volleyball facilities and phase two improvements to the Title IX facility.

Academic programs and research ($6,251,000) – Highlights include the renovation and expansion of the 3D Arts Complex Renovation, the planning for the relocation of the College of Business to main campus, an IT classroom refresh and field repairs to the band practice field.

Service and engagement ($600,000) – Includes further upgrades to campus cameras and lighting. 

Institutional infrastructure and other ($5,550,000) – Includes updates to energy center systems, concrete repairs of Rynearson Stadium, infrastructure improvements, campus electrical infrastructure improvements, landscaping and electrical testing, computer network/server upgrades and campus planning.

For a complete breakdown of the University’s planned capital budget expenditures, visit the Board of Regents action item.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

December 09, 2021

Written by:
Melissa Thrasher

Melissa Thrasher