Dec. 3, 2021
I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was enjoyable and provided time for relaxation in preparation for the demands of bringing the semester to a close.
You may recall that President Khator announced in her fall 2020 address that the University planned to create a centennial plaza near the fountains that would necessitate the eventual demolition of Farish Hall and relocation of the College of Education.
I have received news to share about our new home. Our new location won’t be far — we’ll be housed in two newly renovated facilities, McElhinney Hall and the former Science Building (see map). The relocation to these renovated buildings will keep us centrally located on campus and should ease office and research space shortages. The move is NOT imminent, will likely take place over the next two or three years and is dependent upon timely completion of other building renovations across campus.
In the coming weeks and months, the College leadership team will be seeking your ideas and suggestions for the configuration of our new space. I know you will have questions and concerns in the near term and along the way. The leadership team and I will work to address them in a timely manner and will provide regular updates on the process.
I appreciate your input and understanding as we continue the great work of the College.