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Funding Released for USI Projects


The $83 million will pay for renovations of the Wright and Health Professions buildings

State funding is on the way for a major renovation at USI. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Indiana State Budget Committee has approved the release of $83 million to renovate the university’s Wright Building -- the oldest building on campus -- and the 30-year-old Health Professions Building.

The projects include updating classrooms in the Wright Building, improving HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, modernizing communications technology, and making structural updates.

The Health Professions Building project includes technology upgrades, expanded simulation space, and the completion of third-floor renovations to expand classroom space, study areas and instructional labs.

State Representative Wendy McNamara says USI’s health and nursing programs are “critical in our fight against the health care worker shortage.”

State Representative Tim O’Brien says it's important to ensure the campus has “the tools students and staff need to effectively learn and work.”

The state legislature approved the funding in 2023.