Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Regents approve North Hall improvements, UM-Flint project, property purchase

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday:

Infrastructure improvements planned for North Hall

An infrastructure improvement project planned for North Hall will update the building’s fire alarm and detection systems, improve building egress, provide an accessible entrance and unisex restroom, update the mechanical systems, and add storm windows for energy conservation.

The $1.6 million project is being funded from university investment proceeds, and is scheduled to be completed next winter.

UM-Flint School of Management to relocate

The regents approved a $5.328 million project that will enable the UM-Flint School of Management to relocate from the William S. White Building to leased space at the Riverfront Building in Flint.

The project will allow the school to achieve its long-term strategic goals while also allowing for the expansions of the School of Education and Human Services, School of Health Professions and Studies, and Genesee Early College program that also are housed in the William S. White Building.

UM-Flint resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next winter.

Property purchase approved

The regents approved the university’s purchase of an apartment building adjacent to the Institute for Social Research. The property at 417 South Division St. will be purchased for the negotiated price of $698,364, with the purchase from university investment proceeds.