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Western Kentucky University unveils plans for business college facility

April 18, 2023
Construction will begin later this year on a $74 million facility that will house the Gordon Ford College of Business.

Western Kentucky University has unveiled plans for a 113,000-square-foot building on the Bowling Green campus for the college of business.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports that the $74 million facility will house the Gordon Ford College of Business. It will be built on the site of the former Tate Page Hall and will provide a modern, open space that supports active learning, academic innovation, curriculum enhancement, and a strong community.

"The spaces will more uniformly serve the needs of students, elevate the teaching and research of the faculty and staff, and support ongoing enrollment growth for the Gordon Ford College of Business," the university says.

Western Kentucky President Timothy Caboni says a new building for the business college has been discussed for over 20 years, WKYU Radio reports.

In April 2022, the Kentucky General Assembly approved $74.4 million for the project.

“A great college of business needs a great place to conduct its business and this position on South Lawn, right next to Guthrie Tower, is at a place where we gather together as a community over and over again,” Caboni said.

The university says the project is scheduled to break ground this summer and is set to be complete by the fall 2025.

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