Groundbreaking for new College of Business Administration building Oct. 25
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
MANHATTAN -- Media are invited to attend the Friday, Oct. 25, groundbreaking for the new Kansas State University College of Business Administration building.
University administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and state officials will attend. The groundbreaking begins at 10:45 a.m. at the building site near North Manhattan Avenue and Lovers Lane, which is east of the university president's residence. Ali Malekzadeh, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration, will be available for interviews after the event.
The $50 million building has garnered generous philanthropic investments from alumni and friends of the college, including the lead gift of $10 million from Paul and Sandra Edgerley, Brookline, Mass.
"The new building is the cornerstone of an overall strategy for the business college," Paul Edgerley said. "This building will create an environment and technology to provide students with a world-class education and attract great students and faculty. Sandy and I are happy to support such a great institution and one that has extraordinary leadership."
The proposed plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer labs, a financial research lab and an executive conference room. The plans include dedicated space for entrepreneurship and sales education, as well as space for study, collaboration and networking throughout the building. The goal is to deliver the brightest future possible for business students, including collaboration with industry and networking opportunities from the start of their college careers.
More information about the project is available at http://www.cba.k-state.edu/newbuilding.