COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University is making some major upgrades to one of the campus' oldest classroom buildings.
The "wall breaking" ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Howard Hall to kick off the nearly $4 million renovation project.
The building was originally built in 1962 and opened the following year. Now, thanks to the state board of regents and legislators in the Columbus area, the newly renovated building is on track to reopen for the fall 2015 semester.
"We recruit best of class faculty who bring great classes and instruction but you need world class facilities as well," said CSU president Tim Mescon. "And this is the beginning of a transformation of much of the academic core of the Columbus State campus."
The new building will house new technology in each classroom.
It will also have a common area for students to study and gather together and include upgrades to the neighboring Schwob Memorial Library and the campus deli that was in Howard Hall.