Business on the move

Welcoming the new Leavey School of Business building, Lucas Hall.

Along with the beginning of fall quarter comes the opening of the new $49 million Leavey School of Business building, Lucas Hall. Slated to be inaugurated in September, the 85,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is more than twice as large as the former business school building and unites under one roof business and executive education programs that had been spread across campus. The new building is also equipped with executive seminar rooms, wired and wireless classrooms, a cyber café, and a business services center.

This May fundraising for the new facility was given a $1 million boost thanks to a grant from the San Francisco-based Koret Foundation, bringing fundraising to $41.7 million.

Dean Posner to step down
Barry Posner
Dean Barry Posner
Photo: Greg Pio

Barry Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business, announced in May that he will step down at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. After a year of sabbatical, he plans on returning to the faculty as a professor of leadership.

Posner’s leadership helped build the Leavey School of Business into one of the top-ranked institutions in the country. With the support of alumni and corporate colleagues, he said, “We’ve been able to make exciting changes and enhance the value and values of the institution, and develop graduates who can provide leadership in these turbulent times.”

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