Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The University of Iowa received approval from the Iowa Board of Regents to create more space for the growing Tippie College of Business on June 13, 2024.

The multi-stage project will include enclosing the internal courtyard patio of Pappajohn Business Building and modernizing the adjacent Gilmore Hall for the college’s use. Additional UI-owned land across Clinton Street from the Pappajohn Business Building will be held for future development to accommodate growth of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and related programs.

The donor-funded expansion project is the result of years of study that at one time included the possibility of constructing a new building on UI-owned property east of Pappajohn Business Building. The current plan, however, best matches programmatic space needs with projected donor/partner support.

Since the Tippie College of Business moved from Phillips Hall into the newly built Pappajohn Business Building in 1994, the number of programs offered by the college and the number of students enrolled have nearly doubled.

“The Tippie College of Business is one academic unit that has been designated as in significant need for more space,” says Rod Lehnertz, senior vice president for finance and operations. “This proposal helps secure continued success of the college while advancing the university’s commitment to efficiently plan and use campus space and modernize important but aging campus buildings.”