Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center. The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.
Foundation work is underway on the new Murray State Paducah Campus located off I-24 at Exit 7. A&K Construction won an $8 million contract to start work on the project. The new building replaces the current MSU Paducah campus in the Crisp Center. Paducah, McCracken County, and Murray State University will all jointly pay for the project. Officials expect to offer classes at the new the campus by January 2014.
Murray State University expects to officially award a building contract for the Paducah campus by the end of the week. A&K Construction of Paducah won the bid with a $8,066,200 total bid. MSU Facilities, Design and Construction Assistant Director David Brickeen says A&K will have one year from the contract approval date to complete the Paducah site.
Multiple teams of Murray State faculty and staff are in looking into many aspects of the university’s budget to find ways to make the institution more efficient and grow revenue. MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn digs into the details of the budget prioritization teams and what this work will mean for the future of the university.
Murray State University breaks ground for its new Paducah campus today. MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn and area dignitaries will be on hand for this afternoon’s ceremony at 3:30 at the Barkley Woods property.