Raises, new Kyser Hall at NSU dependant upon legislative funding

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A rendering of the Sports Performance Center, which will be added on to the Athletics Fieldhouse.(Source: Northwestern State University)

Carolyn Roy | News Editor
Northwestern State employees will get a 3 percent raise effective July 1 if the raise is approved by the Legislature and the university is in the State’s Capital Outlay budget for major projects.
Northwestern State President Dr. Marcus Jones provided the following information.
Louisiana’s Capital Outlay budget that has been approved by the legislature includes funding for a new building to replace Kyser Hall as the university’s major classroom and academic facility and for a new Health Performance Center and expansion of the existing Athletic Fieldhouse.
The bill includes $3 million for the Health Performance Center this year with an additional $5 million earmarked for future years.

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NSU is scheduled to receive $7.9 million in this year’s capital outlay budget to continue planning and construction of the academic center that has a projected total cost of $37 million.
The capital outlay bill has been sent to the governor’s office for final approval and will not be finalized until it is signed by the governor.
Also, the current operating budget includes funding for 3 percent salary increases for faculty members at NSU and other colleges and universities.
If the salary increases receive final legislative approval, they will become effective at NSU at the beginning of the new fiscal year July 1.
The legislative session does not end until June 6.
Northwestern will provide additional information on capital outlay projects, faculty salary increases and other budget matters when those issues are finalized at the conclusion of the session.