The first of four 2020 Vision forums didnt have a big turnout, but the faculty and students who attended took the opportunity to offer their input about the future of campus.
This is the first opportunity to give a response and see how the plan works, said Bill Latta, director for Facilities, Planning and Space Management.
Latta and other members of the 2020 Vision committee presented those in attendance with details from the plan to show proposed campus changes over the next 20 years.
Were hoping to inform the public and give them a chance to hear their comments, he said.
The forum concentrated on the second of three components of the plan, which consists of looking at facilities, environment, land use and zoning studies.
After the forums, the plans will be taken to the MSU Board of Trustees for approval.
Director of Campus Park and Planning Jeff Kacos said he hopes the plan will be brought to the board by the end of the semester.
Transportation and parking issues were among concerns and questions brought up at the forum.
Faculty expressed concerns about how transportation will be affected by the proposed changes, including how to enter and exit campus easily.
Ryan Stelzer, a manufacturing engineering senior, said hes pleased with the plans so far but feels the group isnt looking into students needs concerning parking and transportation on campus.
Stelzer said transportation could be improved if bus services were made free for students or included in their tuition.
I think theyre concentrating too much on faculty and staff parking and arent concerned with students, he said.