“We want Mays to be the best public business school in the country, and that means we need the best faculty, students and facilities on top of the culture that makes Texas A&M great,” said Wayne Roberts ’85, who committed $7.5 million as the lead donor for the new building. “The new building is designed for the 21st century and advanced learning models. It will be beautiful aesthetically and architecturally, and it will be a prominent part of campus.”
Following its recent October groundbreaking ceremony, the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building is projected to open in 2025. Readily visible from Olsen Boulevard, it will serve as the business school’s welcoming front porch for current and former students, faculty, staff and business executives, as well as a hub for West Campus.
“The Wayne Roberts ’85 Building will have a high degree of energy in its interior and exterior spaces with a focus on connectivity, creativity and collaboration among students, faculty and executives,” said William Peel Jr. ’74, executive director of innovation and strategic planning for Mays Business School. “It will be an epicenter of activity on West Campus, attracting students from various colleges and encouraging interdisciplinary educational experiences.”
Construction is being financed through a mix of funds from the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as well as significant private contributions through the Texas A&M Foundation. The existing Wehner Building will still be used for business educational activities. In future years, it will undergo further renovations to achieve consistency with the new building.
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