IU Trustees Request Release of State Appropriation for Evansville Medical Education Facility


The Indiana University Board of Trustees has voted to officially request the release of previously appropriated state funds so work on a multi-institutional health education facility in downtown Evansville, Ind., can move forward.

A similar vote is expected by the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees for USI’s portion of the project at its July meeting.

“This project will significantly increase the opportunities for medical and health-related education in Evansville and across southwestern Indiana, and we hope also will serve as a catalyst for continued economic development in downtown Evansville,” said Tom Morrison, IU’s vice president for facilities and capital planning. “We are very appreciative of the support shown by the city of Evansville and the General Assembly for this project and are looking forward to breaking ground within the coming months.”

The 145,000-square-foot facility will house expanded IU School of Medicine operations in the city as well as health-related education programs from the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville, with IU using about 87,000 square feet of the space. It is expected to be completed by the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

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