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Gies College of Business breaks ground on new facility, Wymer Hall

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has broken ground on a new building, which will be named Steven S. Wymer Hall in recognition of a generous gift from alumnus Steven Wymer.

The building will serve residential and online students as well as faculty and staff from Gies Business and other schools and colleges on campus.Steven S. Wymer Hall will serve as an advanced, high-tech facility for both on-campus and online learners. The nearly 100,000-square-foot building will support Gies’ foundational commitments to access, innovation, excellence, inclusion, and engagement. Additional studio space and recording capabilities will serve the College and University’s rapidly growing online programs, enabling Gies and other units on campus to expand access and creating a highly engaging learning environment. Expanded collaborative space for experiential learning and group work will foster a culture of inclusion and innovation. New, larger classrooms will support projected enrollment growth, ensuring Gies can expand life-changing access to education. And additional office space for Gies faculty and support staff will ensure a collaborative environment where colleagues can continue their tradition of excellence.