The University of Southern Indiana's board of trustees has approved construction of a nearly $6 million conference center. The Evansville school says private gifts will fund most of the project, which is expected to be complete in late 2015.

January 9, 2014

News Release

Evansville, Ind. — At its regular meeting on January 9, 2014, the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved an authorizing resolution for construction of a new conference center to meet the need for more meeting and conference space on the USI campus.

Proposed for construction on the southwest side of campus overlooking Reflection Lake, the 12,700 square-foot conference center will include a 2,400 square-foot meeting room that will accommodate about 150 guests. Other meeting spaces, related breakout areas, and food service support facilities also will be included.

The $5.75 million conference center will be funded through $5 million in private gifts and $750,000 in University funds from the University’s Parking and Transportation Reserve. The University funds will be used to build the access road and parking lot for the facility.

Completion of the conference center is expected in late 2015.

The Board met in Indianapolis, where it heard reports on other planned and current construction projects and the 2014 Indiana General Assembly.

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually through its Division of Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at

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