Kansas State University to Spend $6M More on Student Union

Kansas State University is set to spend $6 million more than originally budgeted for the renovation of its student union.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that the Kansas Board of Regents approved a request Wednesday to increase the project’s budget from $25 million to $31 million.

University students voted for the renovations in 2013 to update the food services and provide additional space for student lounges and study space. The increase in budget allows for changes to the building’s dining services.

The budget increase also allows $2.1 million for the renovation and replacement of the union’s roof and exterior windows.

Student privilege fees and university resources will fund the renovations.