This week, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved Phase II of the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. The University of Nebraska System, UNK, and UNMC are members of Bio Nebraska.
Article by Tyler Ellyson, UNK News
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved the program statement and construction budget for Phase II of the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.
Construction of the $85 million facility is expected to begin in September 2023, with projected completion in July 2025. Thanks to approval from the state Legislature, the proposed facility received $50 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding for capital construction, plus $10 million for iEXCEL technology startup costs. Further, the Legislature has committed the necessary sustainable operational funds to support faculty and staff. The university has committed to raising $35 million in private funding for construction.