July 1, 2022 - UMSL leadership thanks state leaders for funding support

Yesterday, Gov. Mike Parson signed into law the FY23 state budget which contained an unprecedented level of funding for public higher education, which included increases to the core funding across all four UM System universities as well as a one-time appropriation of $40 million for the University of Missouri–St. Louis to invest in robust capital infrastructure projects throughout the campus.   

“Missouri’s historic investment in the University of Missouri–St. Louis would not have been possible without the support of Governor Parson and the Missouri General Assembly, including members of the St. Louis regional delegation, led by Senator Brian Williams,” UMSL Chancellor Kristin Sobolik said. “We are grateful to all of our elected leaders for their work throughout the session to prioritize the future of UMSL as we approach our 60th year of serving the citizens of Missouri.”   

The $40 million one-time appropriation is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act to support the UMSL Campus Master Plan which calls for a consolidation of the university’s academic core on the North Campus and the establishment of the North County Business and Workforce District on the South Campus. The consolidation of key academic programs and facilities on the North Campus includes the comprehensive renovation of classroom, laboratory and community spaces, establishing a more cohesive academic community that will serve students for decades to come. Reimagining UMSL’s South Campus provides the opportunity to coalesce its mental and physical health programs, while pursuing partnerships with regional health providers for additional health services that will benefit the university and surrounding communities. Development of a business and workforce district, and public plaza along the Natural Bridge corridor will improve St. Louis County’s capacity for quality jobs as well as workforce training and development opportunities.

Learn more about how the University of Missouri–St. Louis is setting course toward a renewed and reimagined future that will serve our university, region and far beyond for decades to come at https://www.umsl.edu/transform/.