Utah Valley University Opens New Scott C. Keller Commercial Building
The new space will house Utah’s largest business school.
Orem, Utah, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The new Scott C. Keller Building at Utah Valley University (UVU) will house the Woodbury School of Business. The university opened the innovative space with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 12, 2022, attended by students and education, business, and government leaders.
The four-story, 167,000-square-foot building is located on the south side of UVU’s Orem Campus, adjacent to the Brandon D. Fugal Gateway Building, both of which are the first buildings visitors see as they approach from the campus entrance.
It houses 30 classrooms, 205 offices, and several industry-focused engaged learning spaces, such as the Bloomberg Lab, Institute of Entrepreneurship, Money Management Resource Center, and The Lab. of applied research on sales and marketing.
(SMART Lab). The Noel Vallejo Grand Auditorium, designed to host conferences and special events, is the first Latino-Hispanic named space on any of the UVU campuses.
Additionally, the building has a Student Success Center on the second floor, which combines job placement, tutoring, internship, and counseling services in one accessible location. Classrooms have been equipped with lecture capture technology to help students learn remotely.
“Scott C. Keller is the perfect donor to name UVU’s new business building. I learned early on from Scott the power of ‘committing’ – to meeting challenges and opportunities as they arise. present,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “Scott and his wife and business partner, Karen Keller, exemplify the Wolverine spirit of courage, hard work, determination and intelligence to rise above the circumstances. They embody the American dream. Their stories and contributions will shape UVU for decades to come.
UVU’s Woodbury School of Business has over 5,000 students, making it the largest business school by enrollment in the state of Utah. Students took classes and lectures in the Old Commercial Building, which was one of four original Utah Technical College buildings built in 1979. The students had outgrown it, and its cement and brick walls and floors brick made it impossible to upgrade the technology infrastructure.
The new structure was made possible in part by a $10 million gift from Utah philanthropists Scott and Karen Keller.
“Karen and I are grateful to have been involved in the realization of this new building,” said Scott Keller. “We feel a kinship with the UVU. Our five children attend or have graduated from college. We hope this new building will be a source of learning and inspiration as students come here to gain knowledge and launch their business careers.
Over the past 37 years, Keller Investment Properties (KIP) has become one of the largest owners of multifamily properties (APTS) with thousands of units in the western United States. Additionally, KIP has expanded into student housing, private equity, Keller Luxury Homes – building luxury custom homes in the Deer Valley and Park City areas, a golf and fly fishing resort and a trout hatchery.
About Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is the largest business school in the Utah higher education system and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The WSB supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute, in which students start their own businesses. The school is distinguished by its emphasis on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate degree programs in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, WSB offers an MBA program that fits the schedules of working professionals through evening and weekend classes. Visit uvu.edu/woodbury for more information.
About Utah Valley University
At Utah Valley University, we believe everyone deserves the transformative benefits of a high-quality education – and it should be affordable, accessible, and flexible. With opportunities to earn master’s certificates, our students succeed by gaining real-world experience and developing professional skills. As we celebrate our 80th anniversary milestone in 2021, we continue to invite people to come as they are – and to leave ready and prepared to make a difference in the world. To learn more, visit uvu.edu or follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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