JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Lincoln University Board of Curators met to discuss the renovations of Dawson Hall during a special meeting Thursday.
Lincoln University started planning for renovations to the 53-year-old dorm after the board approved the bidding process in September 2022.
The Board officially approved the budget which increased from $17 million to $20 million. The reason for the extra $3 million was due to the Board not accounting for furniture.
Renovations have already started at Dawson Hall after student were moved out of the dorm in May.
S.M. Wilson & Co. was chosen to manage the Dawson Hall renovation project, according to a press release from the company. Plans will include renovations to the common living spaces to include computer labs. Also include private toilets, and shower rooms, new mechanical systems, and several other interior upgrades.
Lincoln University President John Moseley hopes that there will be more renovations in the future around campus. "I'm excited about getting the work started here. This is one of many construction projects that are either underway or soon to begin on our campus. And we certainly hope to springboard this into other renovations across other residence halls," said Moseley.
The university said that Dawson Hall will be open again in January 2025