Continued: State of the University
Among projects newly completed or under way: a new Honors Residence Hall in Columbia, a Science Technology building at the Beaufort campus, and a freshman residence hall, named Magnolia House, at the Upstate campus, where a new Health Education Complex and George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics are changing the face of the campus.
The Lancaster campus, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is raising funds for a new classroom building, and the Union campus has hired an architectural firm to develop a master plan that will build that campus’ future growth with Union’s historic Main Street.
Pastides said his commitment to academic facilities is firm, including a new home for The Darla Moore School of Business and a new School of Law building, as well as better facilities for the Arnold School of Public Health and the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies.
• Innovista: A video clip, featuring Moore school dean Hildy Teegen, emphasized the important role that Innovista, the university’s research district, will have in the school’s future development. Plans call for the new business school to be located in Innovista where, Teegen said, “We can serve as a commercialization hub.”
Pastides said his commitment to Innovista is as strong as ever and that he will name a new Economic Development Council to interact with the community: “We will seek new development approaches and partners for the private buildings.”