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Wichita State considering major expansion

August 18, 2014

— Wichita State University is considering an expansion that would include up to 20 new buildings on what is now the campus golf course.

President John Bardo says if the project is completed, the size of the campus would increase by about 50 percent.

The Wichita Eagle reports the plan would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, with much of the money coming from the private sector or donations.

Bardo says he plans to start with a $43 million “Experiential Building,” followed by a new business school and innovation building. Other parts of the 20-year plan include residence halls, a hotel, another student center and more amenities.

Bardo says he can’t say yet how much the entire project would cost, or how much student fees would need to be raised.

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