Eastern New Mexico University will request an additional $5 million from the state Legislature for its renovation work at the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building.
The ENMU Board of Regents approved the request Friday during a special meeeting.
The university will receive $9 million from November's successful general obilation bond proposal.
ENMU originally presented its project to the Higher Education Department Capital Committee in the amount of $14.3 million, according to ENMU's Vice President for Business Affairs Scott Smart.
ENMU President Steven Gamble said the state's additional capital outlay money just became an opportunity to ENMU in the last week.
He added if they are granted the additional funds, it will not impact when they will start the project.
The JWLA project is ENMU'stop capital project priority, according to Gamble.
— Compiled by CMI staff