LDS Business College To Move to Triad Center Next Year

LDS Business College To Move to Triad Center Next Year

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Correction: Earlier Tuesday, ran an Associated Press Article that stated that LDS Business College will be moving to the Triad Center next week. The AP article was in error, as the college will not be moving for another year. The following is a press release from LDS Business College with the correct information:

SALT LAKE CITY, June 28, 2005 --- The countdown has begun at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. One year from this summer, the college will move to its new Triad Center campus at 300 West North Temple, housed in ten stories of the northeast building. The college’s new campus was part of the LDS Church’s downtown Salt Lake City revitalization plan announced October 2003. Thirteen hundred students plus college personnel will be moved there.

“It’s a time of high energy because we’re in the middle of it now,” said college President Stephen K. Woodhouse. He considers the biggest challenge is “keeping all parties on the same bus. We need to make sure we communicate with all stakeholders so everyone knows what’s going on,” he said. A unique situation faces Carolyn Brown, vice president of academic affairs. The college’s classroom capacity will double. To meet that challenge, “The communication among faculty will be strengthened,” she said. The impact of students on the community is also an issue. “This is an opportunity to increase the community’s awareness of our unique curriculum and the caliber of our students,” she said.

The one-year mark is a defining moment says Craig Nelson, vice president of student affairs and advancement. “A lot of history has come and gone out these doors. This is the only place most of us have known. Saying good-bye to a building that’s come to represent the college, and hello to a new structure and a new situation will be both melancholy and exciting,” he said. He also noted that the date sets the clock ticking. “This is the last of a lot of things until we move to the new place. It closes a chapter in the college’s history,” he said.

In its 118-year history, the college’s programs have been housed in 15 different buildings. Its seven campus sites have never been more than half a mile from Temple Square. The Triad campus will be the college’s eighth site. The college has been 43 years at its present location, the Enos Wall Mansion at 411 East South Temple—its second longest stay in one location. In 1901, the college moved from temporary quarters at the Lion House to the newly constructed LDS Business College Building at 70 North Main. In quick succession Barratt Hall was added to the campus in 1902, and the Brigham Young Memorial Building in 1903. In 1962 the college was moved to the Wall mansion as those three buildings were razed to make way for the 26-story Church Office Building. Renovations and additions to the mansion in 1975 and 1986 significantly expanded the campus.

“We’re extremely excited about this,” said President Woodhouse. “The only negative comment I’ve heard is we’ll be leaving this beautiful campus on South Temple. It’s a great place, but we have outgrown it.” He added, “The question I hear at least three times a day is ‘What is going to happen to these premises.’ The answer is, I have no idea.”

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