July 12-13, 2001


ITEM 112-2004-R0701������ Authorization to Renovate an Existing Pre-fabricated Metal Building to House a Portion of the Art Department Program; Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT:����������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University - Bozeman to expend $300,000 to renovate an existing facility to accommodate existing Art Department programs.


EXPLANATION:����������������� 1.�������� Due to fire code violations that are too costly to remedy immediately, the existing graduate art program is being displaced from its current location in Taylor Hall.�


2.�������� The graduate art program will be moving into an existing pre-fabricated metal building that used to house the College of Agriculture�s Swine Center.� The existing building has not been occupied for approximately eight years and requires interior renovation to make it habitable for the art program.


3.�������� The project will be financed with non-state funds and will result in no new programs.