The Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Roy Richards Sr. Hall, the new building to house the Richards College of Business. The ground breaking ceremony will take place Friday, October 18, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Remarks will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The event will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Watson Hall, near UWG’s West Entrance at the corner of Maple Street and West Georgia Drive. Dr. Faye McIntyre, dean of the Richards College of Business, will introduce the event, with numerous luminaries and individuals significant to the building’s construction speaking.
The design of the facility is centered around three words: corporate, classic and connected. To that end, Richards Hall will showcase a clean architectural design with classic references and ample opportunities for student interaction with new technologies. Richards Hall will allow the college to grow between 10-20 percent in student population and will include spaces for two additional faculty members in each of the college’s four departments, allowing for college-wide faculty growth of one member per year over the next decade.