Jul 23, 2012 05:15 AM EDT
MSSU's New Master Plan for the Campus to be Unveiled
Missouri Southern State University will unveil a new master plan Monday, a document that is structured to guide the campus over the next 15 to 25 years.
The Plan will focus mainly on the 'look' of the campus- its layout, buildings and other aesthetic aspects, said Rob Yust, Vice President of Business Affairs.
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According to a campus promotional video, the master plan was developed with three goals in mind: to create a campus that is connected, welcoming and inviting; to improve the quality of student-life amenities; and to raise the bar for academic spaces.
Yust said that the plan is like a guide for several projects including renovation, addition and modification of certain structures in the campus which will materialize as and when the funding comes through.
The plan also includes beautification projects that perhaps will make the campus more appealing to students to want to come to Missouri Southern (and) to make it appealing to potential donors.
The proposals in the master plan are approximated at a total of roughly $194 million.
The University agrees the estimated expense of the plan is beyond their budget, and some of the projects in the plan will see the light of the day only if external funding is received.
The plan was developed with input from faculty and staff members, students, alumni and the public, Yust said. The university also hired RDG Planning & Design, of Des Moines, Iowa, to assist in the procedure.
This new plan of MSSU will be announced at 2 pm Monday in Phelps Theatre at Billingsly Student Centre.