Project History

Board of Trustees Approves New Instructional Facility

The College of Business Instructional Facility was approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on July 14, 2005.

With this approval, the College and the campus requested bids for site preparation and construction. Ground breaking is scheduled for April 28, 2006. According to design and construction consultants, the new Business Instructional Facility will be completed in early summer of 2008, with occupancy in time for the fall 2008 semester.

“My thanks to the many alumni, corporate partners, faculty, staff and friends of the College whose generous financial support has made this wonderful project possible,” said Dean Avijit Ghosh. “I offer my special thanks to two of our alums, who prefer to remain anonymous, whose leadership gifts were pivotal to our fund raising campaign.”

The Dean also expressed his appreciation to College of Business faculty and staff in an email announcement about BOT approval.

“In the final analysis, it is the dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff, and students that created the excitement and support for this project. I thank you all for making this long-cherished dream a reality.”