Marian University will break ground Friday evening on a building that will be the new home of the Byrum School of Business. The $7 million facility is expected to be completed in December 2017.
Marian says the project aims to accommodate growing enrollment in the school. It is part of a $15 million campaign to "support the school’s unique, experiential approach to learning."
"We have adopted a fundamentally different approach to preparing students for the dynamic business world," said Russ Kershaw, dean of the Byrum School of Business. "Our focus is on providing students with practice in solving actual business problems, and helping them develop key skills, instead of memorizing facts, formulas and terms for the test. This new facility is being explicitly designed to help us deliver this program.”
The university says it has raised nearly $4 million of the $15 million goal for the fundraising campaign.
Marian is also planning the construction of new facilities, including a dining hall, recreational facilities for intramural sports and fitness, classrooms, meeting spaces, and a new weight room, among others. The university announced last month it is halfway to the $30 million goal for those projects, thanks to a major lead gift.