Need financing for construction or maintenance? UFFAB accepting proposals for 2023-24


The University Facility Fees Advisory Board is accepting project proposals for the next fiscal year until January 20 and is also looking for a new Academic Advisor.

Students pay a University Facility Fee of $23.75 per credit hour to support the construction and maintenance of campus buildings. The student-run council reviews all proposals for how this money is used, provides guidance to the vice president of operations, and ensures that all funding allocations directly benefit CSU students. The planned budget for 2023-2024 is approximately $1.6 million.

Proposals should address the aesthetics of the project; the quality of design, including the expected life of the proposed project; sustainability; and the rationale and clarity of the plan and presentation of the proposed project. A tentative budget should be included based on quotes obtained from facilities management for all projects.

The Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and the UFFAB Program Assistant, in consultation with the UFFAB President, will select and schedule each approved project for presentation to the Board at one of its meetings. of spring.

Consult the members of the UFFAB

Bidders are strongly encouraged to speak with UFFAB representatives about their project proposal. Contact details for the main UFFAB representative for each college are listed below. (If a college is not listed below, the seat is open).

Those interested in joining UFFAB should contact President Alison Kuderka or Program Assistant Karin Rees.

Chair: Alison Kuderka – [email protected]

Vice-president: Benton Roesler – [email protected]

Secretary: Kelly Ditter – [email protected]

UFFAB Voting Members:

Margaret Salter (College of Agricultural Sciences) – [email protected]

Jacob Lerner (Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering) – [email protected]

Samantha (Sami) May (College of Liberal Arts) – [email protected]

Natalie Miller-Forrest (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) – [email protected]

Debora Nunes (Graduate School) – [email protected]

Julia Adams (Warner College of Natural Resources) – [email protected]

Stephen Laffey (Member-at-large, College of Liberal Arts) – [email protected]

For more information about CSU’s Facilities Management (RCS) renovation and construction services, visit To find out how to obtain a budget opinion from the RCS, go to

Full proposals must be submitted with the signature of the Dean/Head of Department and submitted via email with all supporting documents to the attention of Karin Rees ([email protected]) by midnight January 20. More information and the project proposal form can be found on the UFFAB website at Those with questions about the submission process should contact Rees.

New pedagogical adviser

As it begins recruiting new students to serve on the board, UFFAB is also looking for a new faculty advisor to replace math professor Simon Tavener, who serves as acting dean of the College of Natural Sciences.

The pedagogical adviser agrees to attend board meetings. In the fall, these meetings are held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday evenings in the Green Conference Room on the third floor of the General Services Building, but a virtual attendance option is available.

In the spring, from late January to April, the council meets on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., depending on the number of project submissions received.

For more information or to offer to serve as an academic advisor, contact Karin Rees at [email protected]


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