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Education Building

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By the mid-1960s, the burgeoning number, population, and role of academic departments on campus stimulated the construction of a series of new buildings to house these departments. Correspondingly, the Board of Trustees intended for construction of a new Education Building on campus to provide modern facilities for the ever-growing Department of Education. Indeed, the University had become the second ranked school in Ohio in terms of students graduating with a degree in education.

College of Education

Therefore, in order to maintain or advance this position, the University acted to remain on the cutting edge of scholastic facilities. Through the present day, the Education Building continues to forge a path as a modern facility for the study of education.

Listed below are additional highlights in the history of the building:

  • 1966, the Board of Trustees approves plans for the construction of a building to provide a center for the centralization of Departments of Education.
  • 1967, construction completed at a final cost of $1.8 million. The building would serve as the center for the College of Education, house offices of the deans, Department of Education, research and development service, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, student teaching offices, two labs, lecture hall, and 250 seat auditorium.
  • 1968, building officially opens.
  • 1969, building officially dedicated.
  • 1983, auditorium officially named "The Theodore J. Jenson Auditorium."