Invest in facilities and infrastructure

Treat HallJohnson & Wales University continues to invest in the facilities necessary for optimal functioning of the teaching and learning community. Assessing and providing facilities and infrastructure that support experiential learning opportunities and enrich the student experience and campus climate are among the highest priorities of the university on all four campuses, across disciplines and student activities.

In Providence, the university is engaged in construction of a new 60,000-square-foot, three-story classroom building for science, design and engineering classes. Athletic facilities upgrades are in process as is expansion of the Center for Equine Studies. New residences, an outdoor kitchen and a coastal walkway connector are being planned.

In Denver, dedicated laboratories for courses in food service management, beverage operations and retail management are in design. Science laboratories are planned to support general studies in arts and sciences core curriculum. A criminal justice laboratory is under consideration to support students in the bachelor's program. A marketing laboratory is planned to support the degree programs in marketing and an entrepreneurship center will round out the opportunities for students in the School of Business. A center for culinary nutrition, housed in Vail Hall, needs new equipment and renovations to ensure that students use the same technology they will see in clinical settings.

In Charlotte, an entrepreneurship center will be developed to support those activities, offering space for competitions to encourage innovation and invention. 

All campuses are seeking to establish greenhouses to complement their food-sustainability programs as well as improved and expanded athletics facilities.

To find out more about supporting capital projects, contact Maureen Dumas, Ed.D., vice president of advancement & university relations, at

(Pictured above: recently renovated Centennial Hall, Denver Campus)

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