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Kent State Gets Green Light for Historic Campus Transformation

Posted Sep. 17, 2012

At Kent State University, the phrase “four more years” has nothing to do with politics. It refers to the time frame for a physical transformation of the university’s Kent Campus that will be historic in size, scope and significance. That time frame became official on Sept. 12 when the university’s Board of Trustees authorized the university to move forward with four, major capital projects on the Kent Campus totaling nearly $150 million.

Kent State’s investment in universitywide improvements, which is possible in part because of the university’s issuance of $170 million in general receipts bonds, is motivated by far more than aesthetics. The projects approved today are part of a larger building and renovation initiative called “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future.”

“Without exception, every improvement we make will contribute to the creation of a 21st-century learning environment that supports Kent State’s top priorities: academic excellence and ensuring the success of all students in all majors on all of our campuses,” says Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.

Click here to see a list of projects that were approved by the board and other board actions.