SMU planning campus expansion to cut costs

August 4, 2011

Saint Mary's University is planning to save money by expanding its campus. The institution is working on a new "north east campus project" that involves the expansion of its TESL building. SMU is considering 3 variations on the expansion, ranging from 23,500 square feet to 42,000 square feet. Early cost estimates range from $8 million to $16 million. The new facility will bring several programs offered elsewhere back on campus. An SMU spokesman says the project is an opportunity to save on rent costs by bringing programs back to campus. Metro News