Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved borrowing up to $75 million for new construction and
renovation work at the Richmond campus.
EKU Vice President for Finance and Administration Barry Poynter said the projects will include a new student recreation/wellness center, a pedestrian walkway over the Eastern By-Pass, and renovation of the current student center building.
A student special use fee was put in place two years ago to pay off debt service on the projects. Poynter said work on the recreation center is expected to start this summer with the student center renovation to begin in the spring of 2018.