On Jan. 4 Gov. Mark Dayton introduced a Bonding Bill that included his recommendation for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renovation (HEAPR) and bonding projects.

Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State, said, “The governor’s recommendation demonstrates his continued commitment to our state as well as our state colleges and universities. The projects in his recommendation will build opportunities for students, and they are critical for developing the talent employers need. They are the highest priorities for our campuses.”

Michael Vekich, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “Funding for the request from our Board of Trustees will directly benefit our students, enhance the quality of their education, and provide resources needed to maintain critical state assets. We are very grateful for the governor’s support.”

The governor’s recommendation includes $80,000,000 for HEAPR and bonding projects for the Minnesota State system. If the Bonding Bill passes, MSUM would receive $5,000,000 to maintain our campus’ infrastructure.