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The renovation plans for the Isenberg School of Management
July 7, 2016

UMass Amherst’s business school receives donations from private sector for expansions

  • The UMass System

UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management is planning an ambitious, $62 million expansion.

And it will be funded, in great part, by alumni and private donors, according to a story in The Boston Globe.

With an increase in student enrollment, Isenberg’s Dean Mark Fuller developed the idea to enlarge the business school’s building – effectively doubling its size.  The project would grow the building by 70,000 square feet, including a three-story addition.

Isenberg strives to raise $38 million for the project, and already alumni have contributed more than $9 million to the development, according to the Globe. So far, the donations have made it possible for construction to begin as soon as next month.

Fuller hopes that the renovations will be completed in early 2019.

For the full story from the Boston Globe, click here.