WILBERFORCE — Central State University is investing more than $20 million for upgrades to its campus and facilities, which will result in updated dormitories, enhanced security and renovated academic buildings.
The projects will span through spring 2018 and will include new sidewalks and new ADA accessible entrances, a campus-wide camera system and an upgrade of the entire campus communications infrastructure.
Recently completed projects include University College, and the Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library renovation phase 1.
University College operations were relocated to the Norman E. Ward Sr. Center. Work space upgrades included painting, new flooring, wall treatments and IT upgrades. It was completed in February for $85,00
Phase 1 of the library project included renovation of existing space to address roof repairs, HVAC upgrades and several general repairs. It was completed included in April for $3,000,000.
Current major projects include sidewalk and road repairs; Williamson Hall; other residential halls, registrar and cash management; renovations to the Ward Center to accommodate the offices of cash management and the registrar; campus wide chillers and HVAC upgrades; Emery Hall renovation; information technology network and infrastructure upgrades; campus security, safety and lighting improvements; and Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library renovations phase 2.
All repairs are scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.