Elizabeth City State University will receive a $2.3 million allocation for campus repairs and renovations following the University of North Carolina Board of Governors meeting last week.

Officials note that this amount is the largest disbursement within its school system to ECSU in the last seven years. “This is great news for the University,” said interim ECSU Chancellor Karrie Dixon. “This is the largest percentage of the UNC System’s repair and renovation funding pool that ECSU has ever received, and the largest increase since 2007.”

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The $2.3 million figure is 7.2 percent of the total repair and renovation budget for the University of North Carolina System of nearly $32.4 million.

“This funding will go a long way toward the future of ECSU,” said Smith. “The Board of Governors has confidence in the University’s new direction, and in its leadership under the guidance of Dr. Dixon.”

ECSU has an assessed $15 million in repair and renovation needs.