The following represent President Gregory G. Dell’Omo’s short-term vision for Changing Lives, Building Futures at RMU:
School of Business (now complete)
The new 18,000-square-foot, LEED-certified School of Business building officially opened its doors this fall. Featuring The ATI Center, PNC Business Center, and United States Steel Video Conferencing and Technology Resource Center, as well as the new presidential suite, the facility offers state-of-the-art business technology including a simulated trading floor and a Bloomberg lab to give students access to real-time financial data, and an immersive videoconferencing experience that will allow students, faculty, and corporate leaders to communicate with colleagues around the world.
School of Communication & Information Systems/Media Arts Building
Phase 1 of the construction of this new facility is set to begin this spring. This three-story building will be LEED certified and feature classrooms, computer labs, “smart” lecture rooms, studios, conference space, and faculty offices. It will also allow for expansion in the coming years to accommodate a new Academic Media Center, theater, and photography space, as well as gathering space and food service capabilities.
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
A new 23,000-square-foot nursing simulation center is currently in the planning stages and will replace the existing 2000-square-foot regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center in John Jay Center. In addition to enhancing the university’s nursing simulation capabilities, this new facility will also serve as a valuable resource for regional health care partners.*
Since 1921, RMU has emphasized academic excellence with a professional focus. Today the university is building upon this tradition by providing students with opportunities for engaged learning. Of course, affording a quality, private education is not always possible for many families. That’s why it is vital that RMU continue to add to its already robust list of scholarships.
*We were gratified to receive a $5 million gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the largest in our history, some of which will help pay for the business school building.