Glass Hall

Glass Hall
Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Missouri State University broke ground two years ago on a project to renovate and expand its business building.  Thursday, the university held a grand re-opening of Glass Hall, which houses the College of Business, and a dedication of the Robert Gourley Student Success Center.

Glass Hall
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Missouri State University has named an interim dean for its College of Business. The announcement comes a week before the college reveals the completion of a yearlong building expansion and renovation.   

Dr. David Meinert will serve in the role for 18 months beginning Jan. 1. A national search for a permanent dean will begin in fall 2018.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

More than $88 million in construction projects either approved or underway is transforming the look of the Missouri State University campus.

The most recent project to be green lit is Hill Hall, which the Board of Governors approved a contract for this week. It calls for major renovations for one of the school’s original buildings, and with it the College of Education and Psychology Department. It’s projected to be ready for by fall 2018.

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Missouri State University plans to modify some work being done on Glass Hall as a result of state funding restrictions.

Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced $57.2 million in cuts from the state budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes of two bills. The tax breaks in these items were not accounted for, according to Nixon.

Nataleigh Ross / KSMU

A momentous groundbreaking for an addition to a Missouri State University building offered over 100 attendees a history and future of David D. Glass Hall, where the College of Business is housed.

President Cliff Smart on Thursday revealed that the name of the expanded wing on the building’s east side will become the Robert Gourley Student Success Center.