At its Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, the Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to move forward with three major building projects. The College will erect a new 125,000 square foot academic building. It will develop a mall extending west from its iconic Christ Chapel. Also, it will renovate its A.H. Anderson Social Science Building.
The effort is a significant early implementation step of Commission Gustavus 150, an innovative, constituent-based strategic planning process that has engaged hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders over the past year.
“With this action, the Board demonstrates its commitment to advance the mission of the college and help realize the hopes and dreams of its faculty, staff, and the broader Gustavus community,” said Board Chair James H. Gale ’83.
“These projects will greatly enhance learning and teaching, student recruitment, and institutional advancement for many years to come,” said President Jack R. Ohle.
Construction timelines for the projects are not yet finalized, but the College expects to break ground on the new academic building late this spring.
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