Goodman School of Business celebrating expansion Friday

The Brock community is invited to a celebration of the Goodman School of Business expansion Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. in front of Schmon Tower.The $22-million project started construction this month, with Cooper Construction preparing the site and staging area between Taro Hall and the Student Alumni Centre.Over the next two years, the project will see nearly 29,000 square feet of new space added, in addition to the renovation and remodeling of the existing classrooms, offices and common spaces of Taro Hall.What started in 1971 as a small program in Administrative Studies within the School of Social Sciences has emerged as a world-renowned business school. In the past decade, the Business Faculty’s student enrolment and the number of academic staff have doubled.The Faculty further elevated its reputation in 2012 when the University’s then-Chancellor Ned Goodman’s family foundation made a transformational gift resulting in the Faculty being named the Goodman School of Business.Construction updates will be posted on the website throughout the duration of the project.The Goodman School of Business invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members to celebrate the start of Goodman’s new home.Among the speakers will be Jim Bradley, MPP, St. Catharines; John Suk, Chair, Brock University Board of Trustees; Brian Hutchings, Acting President; Barry Wright, Interim Dean, Goodman School of Business; and Jason Sparaga, Chair, Goodman School of Business Fundraising Committee.What: Goodman School of Business Expansion CelebrationWhen: Friday, Sept. 16, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.Where: Large tent in front of Schmon Tower