A portion of the William S. White Building will undergo renovation to accommodate growing academic programs in the UM-Flint College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing that require new innovative spaces for learning.

The work, approved March 26 by the Board of Regents, will be completed in the coming months to turn existing space into several new academic labs and classrooms.

A new health assessment lab, a computer-based classroom and an active learning classroom will be created during renovation of 21,000 square feet of space in the building. A new physician assistant teaching lab also will be built to accommodate students enrolled in the new physician assistant program.

The estimated cost of the project is $3.4 million, with funding provided by UM-Flint resources. Construction is expected to be complete in winter 2021.