Deborah Spake

“The new building will have the latest teaching technology to prepare students for business careers of the future. The unique building design will facilitate interaction among student teams, faculty and the business community. Such interaction is critical to team-based learning and the real-world application of modern business practices.”
– Deborah Spake, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business Administration



A Distinctive Kent State

The new business building is part of the university’s Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State, a $1-billion master plan to transform the Kent Campus and improve facilities over 10 years. The proposed business building will be located on Main Street and serve as an anchor in the transformation of Front Campus. This new facility – a signature structure in a landmark location – will make a powerful statement about the stature of the college, the achievements of our alumni and the high regard we have for business leaders.

Designed With Purpose

The new multistory structure will be the largest academic building to house a college on the Kent campus, providing 50 percent more square footage than the existing structure. The global nature of the students who will fill the building is reflected in a design that facilitates interaction among students, faculty and the business community from all over the world. The technology in the building will enable speakers to join a class from any nation or time zone. Such interaction broadens opportunities for students to gain a global perspective.

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  • Building Highlights

    Building Highlights

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