Capital Project Management
Louisiana funds major renovations and new construction on campus through the capital
outlay process. As a requirement of the State Capital Outlay process, LSU annually
submits a prioritized five-year plan for capital improvements to the State Legislature
through the Board of Supervisors and Board of Regents. This plan is the result of
intensive, university-wide planning efforts that include the Office of the President,
the Office of Facility Services, the Facility Design and Development Committee, the
Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Finance and Administrative Services,
with the President serving as the final decision maker.
LSU submits the Capital Outlay five-year plan each year to the LSU System Office in
July for approval in August. Combined and prioritized with the other LSU campuses,
the LSU System Capital Outlay five-year plan is then submitted to the Board of Regents
in September for approval in October. The Board of Regents prioritizes all projects
and creates a Higher Education Capital Projects Plan which is submitted to the State
Division of Administration by November 1 of each year. During the spring legislative
session, individual capital projects are authorized for funding by the State Legislature.
A listing of individual projects that are authorized for funding is placed in House
Major capital projects listed as “New Projects” on the university’s Capital Outlay
5 Year Plan are mainly focused on renovations to existing facilities, rather than
constructing new facilities, in an effort to preserve LSU’s historic buildings and
actively reduce identified deferred maintenance items. Projects which actively support
student services (i.e., Residential Life projects, University Recreation, etc.) are
funded through revenue bond projects with the debt being serviced.