Although the University System of Maryland’s allocation in the fiscal year 2016 budget was a 1.3 percent increase, the University has put a spending and hiring freeze in place.
In the budget, Towson’s portion was smaller than the FY 2015 budget. For the time being, that has placed a freeze on the construction of a new science building between 7800 York Road and Stephens Hall.
However, interim president Timothy Chandler has asked for $5.95 million out of Governor Larry Hogan’s capital projects budget to continue the planning and construction of the building.
That money was deferred last fiscal year, so the project has been on hold.