Funding approved for new WKU business building

WKU to receive $74 million for new business building
Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Western Kentucky University has been approved to receive 74-million dollars from the Kentucky General Assembly.

These funds will go towards relocating the Gordon Ford College of Business.

The new building will be in place of the former Tate Page Hall location.

This is the first capital project allocation WKU has received from the General Assembly since funding for Ogden College in 2014.

WKU is still in the early stages of planning, but has selected a team out of Chicago that has helped design other buildings on campus.

Jace Lux, University Spokesperson, says, ”It will help us to recruit students and to be able to showcase some of the finest business facilities not just in the Commonwealth, but anywhere in the nation. It will certainly help to prepare students in more modern facilities for the demands of the workforce whenever their time on the hill comes to its conclusion. It really will provide additional opportunities for our faculty and staff to conduct research and to engage in meaningful discussions with their students as they prepare then for what lies ahead.”

WKU officials hope to have design plans completed within the calendar year.

As of now, there aren’t any plans for what will happen to Grise Hall after the new construction is finished.

Officials say they will continue using Grise Hall during this time.

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