“The remodel of the Dyson building will provide classrooms, teaching labs, faculty and support offices, and service areas to meet the Universities mission for teaching, research and community engagement,” Interim President Larry Robinson said in a request form. “The University graduation rate will improve with more teaching classrooms and labs. This project is aligned with Board of Governor's strategic priority to increase the number of degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.”
The appropriation request is now in HB 2249, sponsored by Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee) in the Florida House of Representatives.
Back in 2016-2017, FAMU Division of Finance and Administration estimated that the total cost of the project will be $21,895,800.