Sirrine, which was built in 1938, currently houses College of Business and Behavioral Science and other academic programs. The replacement facility will become the home for all business and related disciplines. It will provide space for outreach and research institutes; a variety of classrooms and learning laboratories; faculty and administrative offices; and study and gathering spaces for collaboration among students, faculty, staff and business partners.
The project, with an estimated cost of $120-130 million, will also provide approximately 105,000 square feet of swing space in Sirrine Hall, allowing for systematic renovation of other aging campus and academic facilities.
“It is expected that significant private funding and state institution bonds will be used to fund the building and target completion will be in summer 2018,” said Brett Dalton, vice president for finance.
In their quarterly meeting on campus, the trustees also approved:
- a resolution related to governance of Health Sciences of South Carolina, updating the master cooperative agreement to reflect the current operations of HSSC and to shorten the master cooperative agreement by reflecting more accurately the HSSC endowed chair program;
- a new Sales Engineering Certificate, a nine credit-hour collaborative program for undergraduate students in the College of Business and Behavioral Science marketing department and the College of Engineering and Science industrial engineering department; and
- a new Risk Engineering and Systems Analytic Center. The center will be a leading national resource to integrate interdisciplinary research in risk-related science and engineering to improve the understanding of risks linked to natural and manmade phenomena, mitigate their effects and to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
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