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ISU preps for $64 million expansion project on campus

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A big expansion at Indiana State University has campus officials excited for the future.

WTHI wanted to find out how this million dollar project will give the Sycamores new opportunities.

The current building is about to get a major face-lift.

“This is something that’s been part of our campus master plan since 2009,” said Diann McKee, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.

The current arena building is home of the college of Health and Human Services. And big changes are in place.

McKee added, “It’s exciting to see something that you’ve dreamed about.”

The state budget committee approved a $64 million renovation and expansion project. A project that’s well overdue.

“It is the second largest college on our campus enrolling over 3,200 students this past fall,” said McKee.

Work will include improving the temperature control, interior space and an 87,000 foot expansion. Multiple upgrades with one main purpose.

“It should really impact a large number of our students, it’s exciting for them to have that opportunity,” said McKee.

Existing programs housed elsewhere on campus will now have the chance to be together under one roof.

McKee added, “Which will certainly enhance collaboration among various departments as well as provide an enhanced learning experience for students apart of the college.”

An opportunity that gives future sycamores more from day one.

Once the bids are received early this summer construction will begin.