Monday, October 24, 2011

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Franklin University

Franklin University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the official opening of the newest building on campus . The new building houses the University's College of Arts, Sciences & Technology. Faculty and administrative staff now occupy 34 office spaces, 14 workstations, and multiple huddle and conference spaces.

The addition of the building on Grant Ave. to the University's Main Campus allows Franklin to provide additional professional office environment for its growing number of full-time faculty members.

The purchase and renovation of the building is the latest milestone in Franklin University's strategic growth plan, which sets out to strengthen its resources and offerings by expanding educational opportunities to students across the country and globe.

Pictured are Board of Trustees Chair, Gary James; Franklin County Commissioner, Paula Brooks; Franklin President, David Decker; and College of Arts, Sciences & Technology Dean, Dr. Keith Groff.

I would like to extend a special thank-you to Jane Sieberth, Assistant Chair of the Computer Science Department, for introducing me to multiple Franklin employees and the personal tour of this great new building.

In addition, I would also like to congratulate Jane and Dr. Christopher Washington, Provost, on Franklin's recent awarding of the "C.E.O. Best of Business Award for Best Online Degree Program." Franklin's dedication to the on-line world of educating students should make Columbus and Ohio proud.