On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the program statement for a proposed 43,700 square foot addition to Mammel Hall, home of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration.
Construction on the privately-funded, $17 million addition is expected to begin Sept. 2019 and be completed by April 2021, pending Board of Regents approval. The program statement calls the project a top facilities development priority of UNO.
The building addition will provide additional space for classrooms; faculty offices; research instructional laboratories; student individual and group study space; and a multipurpose room that can seat 180 people.
The addition will extend north from the west end of the existing building, minimizing disruption to the college during construction.
College of Business Administration Dean Louis Pol said the new space will not only address current needs, but also prepare the college for long-term success and future program growth.
“I am tremendously grateful for the generous support that is going to make this addition possible,” Pol said. “Simply put, this project is going to allow us reach our potential on a number of fronts, better meeting the needs of our students, our many partner organizations and our community.”
Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., said the philanthropic support behind the addition speaks to the value UNO’s College of Business Administration offers to the greater community.
“This investment by our community is a vote of confidence in the leading role UNO will continue to play in developing Nebraska’s skilled workforce,” Chancellor Gold said.
“The space will enable continued innovation in education and provide more opportunities for collaboration with the business community. I look forward to seeing what our College of Business Administration will achieve with this expanded space. We are deeply grateful to our donors who have made this possible.”
Opened in fall 2010 and made possible by the largest single donation in UNO’s history, Mammel Hall was the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-certified academic building in the state of Nebraska. The addition will be designed and constructed to be LEED Certifiable in compliance with the sustainability requirements of the NU Board of Regents.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.