Tennessee State University Unveils $250 Million Package from State Government
From Nashville Now
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.
The Funding was a coordinated effort by long-time advocates of TSU and lead by Dr. Glover along with TN State 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.