N.C. Central University is exploring an alternative way of financing a new student union, in hope that would speed up construction of the proposed facility.

“The construction of a new student union building remains a top university priority,” said Zack Abegunrin, the associate vice chancellor of facilities management.

“Moving the project ahead as a self-liquidating project will allow the campus to continue with planning” for the new union and “we are hopeful this will accelerate the project completion.”

Construction of a new student union has been at the top of the university’s priority list for some time. The new 150,000-square-foot facility would replace the current, too small and outdated Alphonso Elder Student Union.

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