Western faculty, staff and administrators engaged in a year-long process to develop the 2015-2017 Capital Budget Request and to update the 2015-2025 10-Year Capital Plan. The Capital Plan includes major (over $5 million) and intermediate-sized ($2 million to $5 million) and minor works ($25,000 to $2 million) preservation and programmatic projects.

The Vice Presidents and the Capital Development Working Group reviewed potential major and intermediate sized projects and received helpful feedback from the UPRC, the Board of Trustees and the campus community.

The UPRC February and April meetings were audiocast and can be heard here:

The 2015-17 Minor Works Requests were developed using a campus-wide process and over 200 minor works requests were submitted by individuals. Requests were forwarded to the individual's supervisor, chair, or director, then to Planning Unit Leaders followed by their vice-presidents. The process started in October 2013 and by January 2014 the Vice President's prioritized these requests and submitted them to FDCB for inclusion in the Capital Budget Request. Information about these requests was presented to the UPRC and the campus community. Requests were written to support the University's Strategic Goals and college/divisional Six-Year Plans.


As part of the budget request process, Western Washington University and the other Higher Ed institutions submited proposals to OFM for all major and intermediate project requests for 2015-17. Western's proposals include:

These proposals were scored by category and a single prioritized list was developed by OFM.

The 2015-17 Legislative Session is scheduled to end April 26. The Governor, the House and Senate will each come out with a capital budget proposal. A conference committee will be formed to create a final budget agreeable to both House and Senate.

For questions on the Capital Budget Process, please contact:

Page Updated 09.16.2015
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