2008.02.29 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Seeks Regents' Approval of New CBA Building
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will bring a proposal to build a new College of Business Administration (CBA) building to the March 7 University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting for approval.
The new CBA facility will cost $31 million and be located on UNO's Pacific Street campus near the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI). Private funds will support the building project.
"This project is the most significant development at UNO since the establishment of the Peter Kiewit Institute," said Chancellor John Christensen. "The new facility will enhance the overall capacity of UNO while achieving our vision of becoming the leader among metropolitan universities. It is a project we greatly anticipate, especially as we move closer to the year-long celebration of UNO's 100th anniversary that kicks off in October."
The building, which will be 120,000 square feet, is expected to be completed and occupied by August 2010, in time for the fall semester. Students would begin using the facility the fall semester of that year.
"CBA has the right combination of high-quality students, motivated and talented faculty and staff, and first-rate programs," said Louis Pol, dean, College of Business Administration. "It is our belief that bringing a state-of-the-art building to the mix will result in a transformed business college, one ready to meet the needs of our business, nonprofit and government communities in the 21st century."
CBA currently is housed on the Dodge Street campus inside Roskens Hall, which was built in 1975. Other UNO departments and programs will assume the vacated CBA space.
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