Gonzaga University will host a formal dedication celebration for the 32,000-square-foot renovation to the Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 11 at the building located on the north bank of the Spokane River on the Gonzaga campus.
Self-guided tours will begin at 3:30 p.m., immediately before the dedication ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.
Expansion of the Jepson Center provides new space for the Hogan Entrepreneur Center, the Gonzaga Institute of Ethics, and the Graduate School of Business Administration, along with 11 new classrooms, a new 45-station computer lab, 12 new faculty and staff offices, a new student lounge and café overlooking Lake Arthur and an expanded faculty/staff lounge.
Originally constructed in 1987 as a 33,000-square-foot structure, the renovation essentially doubles the size of the Jepson Center to 65,000 square feet. The building is named for Robert and Alice Jepson whose major gift allowed its construction. Ground was broken for the addition on May 20, 2003. In addition to the programs it houses, the expansion was necessitated by a dramatic increase in enrollment in the School and the rest of the university.
The renovation includes the Pohlad Wing named for Carl Pohlad, the Centioli Student Lounge named for the Centioli family and the renovated Wolff Auditorium named for Alvin J. and Jeanie Wolff.
“The School of Business is a multipurpose academic building designed and constructed to serve the increasing student enrollments, faculty, and the greater Spokane community in the 21st century,” said Clarence H. Barnes, dean of the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration.
For more information, contact Maureen Rieckers at (509) 323-3404 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.