Another Leap Forward


The Georgia Southern campus will undergo another transformation in the months ahead with the addition of a new multipurpose academic classroom building. The Georgia General Assembly allocated $33.6 million for the building in the 2016 state budget.

“We are deeply indebted to Gov. Nathan Deal, our state lawmakers and the University System of Georgia for supporting funding for this building, which we have desperately needed for a long time to better serve our students and faculty,” said University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.

The Interdisciplinary Classroom building is in the early planning stages; however, it will become the new location for several academic programs, currently housed in four temporary buildings. The new interdisciplinary facility will be located on the current site of the ROTC program near the Carroll and Information Technology Buildings. Last year, the state approved $9.5 million for the construction of a permanent Military Science Building and once that construction is completed, work can begin on the new classroom building.

“This building will provide state-of-the-art classroom technology in terms of audiovisual equipment and tools, and will serve as a model for modern pedagogy,” said the University president. “It will become a facility that will encourage student-centered teaching and learning, and provide opportunities for collaboration across campus,” added Keel. “It is our hope and intent for this to become an interdisciplinary environment.”

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