Missouri State University Capital Priorities

Renovation of Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall

architectural rendering of the Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall.

Architectural rendering of Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall foyer.Architectural rendering of Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall lobby.

Missouri State University’s enrollment in health-related fields has increased dramatically, growing to more than 4,400 students this fall.

The Ann Kampeter Health Sciences Hall (previously named the Professional Building) once housed all of MSU’s health programs. It continues to house biomedical sciences, nursing, sports medicine, and communication sciences and disorders.

As the university’s health programs grew, many were relocated to new facilities, leaving Kampeter Hall outdated and ill-equipped to meet modern teaching and research needs. MSU has developed a plan to renovate this building. The project will repurpose areas left behind as departments moved to other campus facilities. It will also allow for reorganization and continued growth in the university’s health programs.

Vacated space will be converted into research space and appropriately sized classrooms equipped with updated technology. The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will be updated and new advisement and student collaboration spaces will be created. The building’s emergency generator will be replaced and repairs will be made to the roof, exterior envelope, boilers and fire-alarm system.

Private donations totaling $2 million have been contributed to fund half of the project cost. The university requests that the state appropriate funds for the remaining $2 million.

Darr College of Agriculture expansion

Missouri State University’s William H. Darr College of Agriculture is one of the largest non-land-grant agriculture schools in the nation.

The college stands ready to meet the workforce needs of Missouri’s $88 billion agriculture industry. To meet these needs, MSU has developed a plan to expand its agriculture facilities and programs.

The university plans to construct a building to house a Springfield Public Schools K-12 agricultural magnet school at the Darr Agricultural Center.

MSU also plans to construct a small animal education facility to complement its plant and large animal facilities located on the university’s seven working farms.

Private donations of $3 million have been contributed to fund half of the project cost. The university requests that the state appropriate funds for the remaining $3 million.