ITEM 114-1003-R0102���������������Renovation of McGill Hall for the Media Arts Program; 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-Missoula to renovate a portion of McGill Hall, at an estimated cost of $1,000,000.


EXPLANATION:����������� ����������� McGill Hall, the former Women�s Studies building constructed in 1953, resides at the core of The University of Montana-Missoula campus.� McGill Hall currently holds labs, classrooms, and offices for Health and Human Performance and Media Arts, with the basement housing the Co-Teach Program and the Department of Educational Research and Service.� Plans include the remodeling of the existing gymnasium and a portion of the second floor to accommodate Media Arts labs, classrooms, and offices.


����� Private funds will finance this project and will result in no new programs.� This project requires the authorization of the Board of Regents and will use a portion of the University�s �blanket authority� for fund sources generated by federal, grants, or private donations given in the 56th Legislative Session, HB 005, in the amount of $1,500,00