A plan for the University’s physical development has been approved by the Board of Trustees. The Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking to the Future includes 67 recommendations developed after extensive campus and community discussion.
The plan addresses areas of instruction, research and academic support; campus life; administration; Intercollegiate Athletics and recreation; and general campus improvements.
The recommendations call for new facilities for University High School, Thomas Metcalf School, and the childcare center. Mennonite College of Nursing and the College of Fine Arts are also slated for new buildings.
An addition to the Science Laboratory Building is endorsed, as well as renovation of Edwards, Cook, DeGarmo, Williams, Felmley and Hovey halls, Milner Library, and the John Green building. Renovation of Watterson Towers, Bone Student Center, and Braden Auditorium is desired.
Intercollegiate Athletics recommendations include renovation of Hancock Stadium, Horton Field House, and the Karin Bone Athletic Study Center. A new softball complex and enhancements to baseball and golf facilities are detailed.
The complete report is available online at www.masterplan.ilstu.edu.