Capital Projects

WKU’s Capital Budget

Capital Budget, 2015-2016

In 2016, the Senate Budget committee recommended that only fully state funded building and renovation should be allowed.  President Ransdell responded that building and renovation will continue to be funded by fees, Auxiliary services, and Foundation money.

Med Center Partnership

An August 19th, 2016 press release announced a planned sports medicine complex, to house an indoor practice facility, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and Medical Center’s orthopedics and sports medicine group. The Medical Center will cover the estimated $22 million cost, and in exchange will become the “official healthcare partner of WKU.”

WKU’s Confucius Institute Building

50 Year Building Contract, Confucius Institute and WKU, 12/2014 (via BG Daily News, 9/12/2015, alternate link here.)

Ransdell clarifies questions to SGA senate,” WKU Herald, 9/17/2015

Confucius deal fuels questions,” Bowling Green Daily News, 9/9/2015

New Chinese building leads to questions,” WKU Herald, 2/23/2015

Confucius deal should be reconsidered,” BG Daily News, 9/20/2015

Capital Projects in Context

If you build it, they will come…won’t they?“, New York Times, 9/10/2015

Building a Showcase Campus, Using an I.O.U,” New York Times, 12/14/2012