Breaking Ground on UK's Expanded College of Business

Oct 11, 2013

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The University of Kentucky is plowing forward with a $65-million expansion and renovation of its business college.  The overhaul of the Gatton College of Business and Economics is funded with private dollars. Governor Steve Beshear, along with state leaders and university officials, participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday.  When completed the college’s footprint will expand by 40 percent. 


There will be a 500 seat auditorium along with a new behavioral lab.  In addition, there will be 40 collaborative study or breakout rooms and an outdoor garden plaza.  It will serve as a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff. 


The expansion should be complete by the spring of 2016.