Redefining the Classroom

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, state legislators inspect South Hall plans

Posted: August 18th, 2013

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SOUTH HALL INSPECTION – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder took time out from the Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone accelerator building opening on Aug. 16 to take in a quick briefing on Lake Superior State University's South Hall Lukenda School of Business renovation project slated to start next spring. Joining him were State Representative Frank Foster and State Senator Howard Walker. Gov. Snyder approved the $12 million construction project earlier this month, with the state investing $9 million and LSSU securing private donations for the remaining $3 million. The renovation includes much needed infrastructure upgrades, as well as classroom and office renovations. The project adds approximately 12,000 sq. ft. to connect the building’s original two wings and form an atrium that creates an interactive commons with an expanded café, new program rooms, and support space. Shown here in front of South Hall with elevation renderings are, from left, LSSU President Tony McLain, Gov. Snyder, Sen. Walker, and Rep. Foster. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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From left are LSSU President Tony McLain; Michigan Governor Rick Snyder; David Finley, Dean of LSSU's College of Business and Engineering; State Senator Howard Walker; and State Representative Frank Foster. A print-resolution version of this photo can be found by clicking here.


CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.