ULV provides new education building
September 25, 1998
Greg Halburian heads into the new education building to assist his
co-workers from Angiuli's Precision Tiles. Halburian, along with the rest
of the crew, has been working on the new tile floor for the past week. Peggy
Redman, director of teacher education and assistant professor of education,
says that she expects the use of the building to "help out with the
overcrowding of classrooms and lack of office space."
University of La Verne is adding another new renovation to its campus.
The building which once housed the Wilson Library when it was being built
is now at the end of renovations.
The new building will house the Education Department, which was formerly
on the second floor of the Mainiero Building.
Director of Facilities Management Brian Worley, said the new building
is "13,000 square feet and will hold four classrooms, one large seminar
room and one small seminar room along with professors offices."
Worley also said it, "will enable the whole Education Department
to move out of Mainiero and the Science Department can now move from the
first floor and expand to the second floor also."
The building itself was completely reconstructed with new stucco and
drywall. "The metal trellis around the outside, you see, is going to
have leaves and flowers on it depending on what time of year it is,"
Dr. Peggy Redman director of teacher education, said, "It will
now be used for all Education programs, undergrad, credential and master
"This is going to give is all more room and now the programs can
be extended. Teachers come from all over to be in the program," Dr.
Redman said. "In the last five years that the program has tripled."
The funding for the building came from several different places. The
total cost of the building is $1.2 million. Trustee member Jerry Laird donated
$150,000. The Rio Hondo Foundation donated $500,000 and the Plant Foundation
donated the rest of the money.
The building is expected to be completed by the spring semester. The
Education Department will move to its new location in early January and
the building, yet unnamed, will be dedicated shortly thereafter.
The building went up for grabs when the University decided to renovate.
Departments that felt they were in need of a new facility were allowed to
The Education Department requested the space because it felt it was
in need of more space. At the same time, this transition would also allow
the Science Department, which includes the biology, chemistry and physics
programs, to move into the second floor and expand as well into the vacated
Dr. Redman said, "We are really excited that the University put
forth an effort to improve the facilities for our department and for our
students and staff."