The Las Vegas-based New Mexico Highlands University is seeking funding from the state legislature for eight facilities upgrade and construction projects, the largest of which will see the creation of a reforestation center.
University officials are asking for a capital outlay of exactly $25 million for the planning, design, and building of that center, which will go up in collaboration with the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.
Smaller capital outlay requests from Highland includes $5.8 million for the upgrading of the school’s Facilities Services Building in the center of the campus; as well as $4 million to demolish and rebuild Highland’s subsurface infrastructure.
Highlands also hopes to secure exactly $1.5 million for the upgrading of its popular Gene Torres Golf Course at 1 Country Club Drive to the north of the main campus.
Opened in 1893, Highlands has an enrollment of just under 4,000 students, and features the only forestation program in the state.
By Garry Boulard
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