Mesa State’s $19.8M building plan ranks high on list of state projects

A $19.8 million classroom building project at Mesa State College ranks in the top 10 on a list of projects the Colorado Commission on Higher Education plans to recommend for state funding.

The list, which will be submitted to the legislature’s capital construction committee, places a Mesa State academic classroom building ninth on a list of projects the commission would like to see the committee fund in 2011. The building would be built north of the academic classroom building opened in 2008.

Mesa State and Front Range Community College were the only two public institutions of higher education in the state to make the commission’s list with new projects. The other 25 projects on the list are in progress.

Mesa State President Tim Foster was happy to make the top 10, but he’s not optimistic the ranking will equate to funding next year. Earlier this year, the capital construction committee was unable to fund any of the commission’s suggested projects, including 16 ranked and 28 unranked capital construction requests worth a total of nearly half a billion dollars.

“They (the committee) don’t have any money, but at least we’re on the list,” Foster said.


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