Photo provided by Tyler Jankowski: The St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center with its new Lewis University signs. The path behind McNamara hall can access this part of the building.
Briana Sparrey and T’rell J Campbell, Contributors
In fall 2014, the College of Business will make the move from Benilde Hall to St. Charles Borromeo to add much needed space.
Dr. Laura Leli Carmine is chair of the marketing department and leads the committee for the move to Borromeo. She is more than excited about the move because this will benefit everyone at the university.
There will be a new recreation center for the students to play sports such as volleyball or basketball. Also, there will be more labs so students have more opportunities to finish their homework. Another perk is the new dining center and beautiful scenery. The new building also has a chapel for celebrating Masses.
Lewis does not want students to just come to class, do their homework and then leave the university. They want students to be able to relax and have some fun on campus.
As expected, a project as big as this one takes an abundance of support such as Rob DeRose, senior vice president of finance and facilities, Brother James Gaffney, president, and Don Castello, associate vice president for facilities. “These men have really helped this project get moving along,” said Leli Carmine.
Leli Carmine said that the faculty timed the walk from Benilde Hall to St. Charles Borromeo numerous times and it has never taken over 10 minutes.
She says that she will be very surprised if the students, staff and faculty aren’t satisfied with the new building, especially because Benilde Hall is very small as it was not made for classrooms. This move will definitely take some time to get used to especially with the staff having to work in temporary offices, but the overall outcome will be worth it.