President M. Duane Nellis and Dean Lance Nail will deliver remarks during the event.
WHAT: Groundbreaking on Phase II of the Rawls College of Business building
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday (July 1)
WHERE: Rawls College of Business, 703 Flint Ave., west of Drive of Champions and R23 parking lot
EVENT: With a $15 million expansion approved by the Texas Tech University Board of Regents, the Rawls College of Business will break ground on construction for the building's new west wing. Rawls College Dean Lance Nail, Senior Associate Dean Debbie Laverie, Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis, and Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction Michael Molina will speak at the ceremony about the addition's impact for students and the university.
The event is open to the public, and video, photo and interview opportunities will be available for the media.
The new three-story, approximately 38,000-square-foot wing will house four new classrooms, a state-of-the-art testing center for student exams, a behavioral research lab and a multi-purpose space for events, guest speakers and student engagement. The new wing will add more faculty and doctoral student offices, a new office for study abroad, private study rooms for students, a conference room for student organizations, seminar rooms for doctoral students, “think tank” rooms with white boards and an outdoor courtyard.
The new wing will match the building's architecture and design. The expansion was designed by Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, who designed the original building, while Lee Lewis Construction, who constructed the original building, is contracting the expansion. Construction is set to be complete by fall 2016.
CONTACT:Trevor Bell, communications manager, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.