|With financing almost exclusively from revenue bonds and
private donations, President Dennison has led the biggest construction phase in campus
history, including 14 major projects over the past decade and another in the works now.
Two buildings were constructed to provide more classrooms and laboratories
for students in the burgeoning business and pharmacy schools, while a third was built to
house UM's Davidson Honors College. A
new dormitory and family housing complex helped ease the housing burden as University
enrollment continued its steady climb.
Extensive remodeling of existing buildings created a one-stop
shopping center for student services, state-of-the-art laboratories and conference
centers, improved venues for sports and cultural events, and more efficient health
services for students.
With money from revenue bonds and some support from the
Legislature, 100 percent of classrooms built before 1972 have been remodeled to enhance
the University's learning environment.