Facility will increase capacity to meet Georgia’s growing demand for teachers
KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug. 21, 2015) — When students in Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education returned to campus earlier this week, it was to a new $20.3 million Education Building addition designed to maximize student-centered learning in the 21st century.
Faculty, staff, government officials and friends of the college celebrated the opening of the new 78,756-square-foot buildingwith a ceremonial ribbon-cutting today, which featured comments from Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp, Bagwell Dean Arlinda Eaton, state Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) and KSU Trustee Tommy Bagwell, CEO of American Proteins Inc.
The new addition will increase the college’s capacity to meet the projected need for teachers and school administrators in Georgia and create the space for expanded course offerings and programs. The building consists of classrooms, computer labs, seminar rooms, student study areas, conference rooms, the Center for Literacy and Learning, department suites and the dean’s suite. It also will serve as the home to new centers for teaching, research and scholarship and outreach; and will improve efficiency by including every department, center and service unit of the Bagwell College in one building, creating a more integrated and collaborative environment for students, faculty and staff.
“As we continue to shape the ‘New U’ that is Kennesaw State University, the Education Building addition and the learning that goes on inside will help us advance our mission of becoming a world-class institution,” President Daniel S. Papp said. “We have long known aspiring teachers were getting a top-notch education in the Bagwell College; now they’ll be receiving that high-qualityeducation in a first-class facility.”