Dr. Janine Davidson, president, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU), followed up on Wednesday's presentation on the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Replace Heating and Hot Water System project by AHEC personnel. She stressed the importance of funding the project. Dr. Davidson responded to questions regarding cash contributions toward the AHEC projects by the campus' constituent higher education institutions. Dr. Davidson responded to further questions regarding the potential for phasing the project, and the ability of the AHEC institutions to pool resources to assist in funding the project. Dr. Tina Wells, Director of Facilities for MSU, provided input on the project's phasing, and the potential cost savings from the project's construction. Discussion ensued regarding infrastructure replacement funding by utility providers. Ms. Melanie Layton, contract lobbyist for the AHEC campus, provided input on this issue.