College Actively Fundraising for Construction of New Business Building

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BGSU has seen extensive changes to its campus over the past few years through the building of a variety of facilities, including several residence halls, a forensic crime lab, and the Stroh Center. The current Board of Trustees Master Plan includes constructing a new College of Business Building on the south side of the Education Building with an entrance from East Wooster Street.

Conceptual drawings of the proposed business building were recently released as the College moves forward with an aggressive fundraising campaign to obtain at least half of the estimated $50 million cost from private donations.

Key highlights of the building include extensive use of glass, active learning classrooms, and numerous collaboration areas for students, faculty, and staff.  The building’s focus on the first floor is an Atrium area that features a rotating stock market ticker that is visible from the interior and exterior of the building as well as digital message boards and glass garage doors that can divide the Atrium into sections as needed for events, workshops, seminars, and meetings.

Collaboration areas, along active learning classrooms with flexible seating and state-of-the-art technology, are a trademark of the building. A Trading Lab on the second floor that looks down onto the Atrium is also planned.

Estimations for the groundbreaking of the three-story business building are dependent on the fundraising campaign progress and could be as early as fall 2016.  

Naming opportunities of the building and the rooms inside, as well as the naming of the business school itself, are available.

For anyone interested in becoming a part of the core group of lead donors or is interested in making a gift can contact Dean Ray Braun at rwbraun@bgsu.edu or the major gift officer assigned to the College, Ken McIntyre, at kmcinty@bgsu.edu.