May 19-20, 2005


ITEM 127-1008-R0505                Construct New Native American Studies Building; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:                                       Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to implement steps necessary to construct a new Native American Studies Building.  The cost for this facility will not exceed $6,000,000. Private donations and unrestricted funds will wholly fund this project.


EXPLANATION:                        The 56th Legislative session approved $3,500,000 in authority only for this project.  Construction costs, inflation and program enhancements make it necessary to increase the budget at this time.