University marks new year with beam signing

University marks new year with beam signing

A&M-San Antonio’s College of Business and Library Hall is scheduled for completion by fall 2022.

On September 15, A&M-San Antonio celebrated another significant milestone symbolic of the institution’s rapid growth, academic excellence, and regional leadership role. In a jubilant ceremony, students were among the campus crowd and extended community members who penned their names for posterity on a beam that will eventually adorn our new $53 million College of Business and Library Hall, scheduled for completion by fall 2022.  

Since A&M-San Antonio’s launch in 2009, more than $253 million has been invested in buildings and infrastructure that will further bolster the South Side of San Antonio and South Bexar County. This latest addition to the campus footprint will add:

  • 8,700 square feet of instructional space;
  • 6,310 square feet of classroom, research, and instructional lab space;
  • 3,300 square feet of library study rooms and 1,500 square feet of event space; and
  • 17 Library offices, and 70 College of Business faculty and administrative offices.

 College of Business Dean Dr. Rohan Christie-David expressed his thanks to the faculty and staff who have persevered as they remained scattered across various campuses and buildings since the institution’s inception. As inspiration for the future when they will cease their nomadic lifestyle and gather under one roof, Christie-David shared a favorite African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  

Tim Gritten, Executive Director of the University Library and Special Collections, said the new library space will serve as an “information commons.” The inclusive space will provide places for patrons to socialize, learn, explore, collaborate, and reflect.

The opening of the University’s Classroom Hall in fall 2020 and the anticipated fall 2022 opening of the College of Business and Library Hall will form the border of a new South Quad section of campus, providing much-needed additional classrooms, labs, and study spaces.