Although the University System of Marylandâ€™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, Towsonâ€™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 Hoganâ€™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.
Related: Click HERE for information from the 2014 Towson University capital budget request