When the spring semester ended, the campus was in the midst of a transformation. As the fall semester started, faculty and staff noticed changes and improvements.
The Student Success Center in Building G is up and running after a year of construction. Housed in the remodeled building is the Student Success Office, Veterans Resource Center, Dual Credit, Academic Skills Center (tutoring), Honors Program, and Testing Center. One academic advisor and one counselor will be in designated offices every day to facilitate student needs. The gym is intact, and three classrooms/computer labs on the first floor will be used for orientations and information sessions for Admissions or other related events.
The opening of Building G left a few vacant offices in Building S, leading to some shuffling around of other departments that are in need of space. Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is moving to the offices formerly occupied by the Veterans Resource Center (S216B) and Student Success, and a Transfer Center is being created in MSA’s space in S201. The rooms in Building B where the Testing Center resided will become part of Academic Affairs (Sign Language Department).
“We’re trying to reconfigure what’s best for our students. We’ll have more space and not be on top of each other,” said Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone, vice president of Student Development.
Other projects completed this summer include the KidRec zone in the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center, the Shakespeare Garden just north of Building F, a new roof on Building T, the remodeling of the Culinary Arts lecture room in Building M (M143) into a new demo kitchen, and the repaving of the Building L parking lot.