The University of Findlay announced that its Board of Trustees recently approved detailed plans for constructing the Center for Student Life and College of Business building, which is expected to become a fundamental and dynamic campus hub for collaborative and engaged learning.
Site preparation has begun, and construction on the building itself is expected to begin in April and to be completed in three phases within the next two years in the 300 block of College Street. The 75,000-square-foot facility will be surrounded by expanded parking and functional, attractive and environmentally sustainable landscaping, which factors into the total project cost of $23 million.
Completion is slated for late summer 2017, in time for the start of the fall semester.
“The new Center for Student Life and College of Business will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment and a venue that will encourage engagement among students and faculty,” explained Pamela K.M. Beall ‘78, the project’s fundraising chair and Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning and Strategy for MPLX, a publicly traded master limited partnership and an affiliate of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. “The investment in this new facility underscores the commitment by the University of Findlay to build on its strong reputation for a quality education,” she said.