Southern Utah University broke ground for its new 42,000-square-foot business Thursday. But the start of the construction for the long anticipated $16 million project wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the community. Obtaining the necessary funding required a unique partnership between SUU officials and both local and statewide legislators.
The new two-story open floor plan building will be constructed in the parking lot north of the Sharwan Smith Center on Center Street. It will feature 15 classrooms rooms, breakout/study rooms, advanced computer labs, advising suites, faculty offices and a flight simulator. Preliminary plans also include an entrepreneurship center where students and community members can “envision, design, create and launch” a new business. The Spectrum