State approves projects at Wright State, Central State

State funding approved this week will allow Wright State and Central State begin work on capital projects at the universities.

Wright State is expanding its data backup and recovery capabilities with more than $800,000 approved by the State Controlling Board on Monday.

The money will help pay for network routers and for WSU’s portion of a remote information technology disaster recovery site in Fairborn, according to the university’s request to the board.

Wright State is collaborating with Ohio University on the data center to lower costs.

The data center allows for quick recovery and protection of university functions and data, allowing the university to re-establish service quickly to thousands of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community partners, according to the request.

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The data center will allow Wright State to back up data on payroll, procurement, finances, student accounts, course content phone systems, merchant services and alert systems, according to the request.

Central State University is moving forward with updates to its Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library following the State Controlling Board’s approval on Monday of more than $388,000 in funding for phase two of the facility’s modernization project.

The controlling board on Monday approved $340,620 to go to Levin Porter, a Miamisburg architecture firm, to pay for design services for the library’s updates. Construction for the project is estimated to cost more than $3.2 million, according to a request to the controlling board.

The board also approved $48,081 for fees from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

Central State will also move forward with updates to its information technology infrastructure.

The controlling board approved more than $135,000 to pay for design and project management of IT upgrades by Point One Design in Columbus. The project will include network hardware, Wi-Fi upgrades, workstations, laptops and software changes for the university.

The IT project has an estimated cost of $3.4 million, according to CSU’s controlling board request.


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