Miller Nichols Library breaks ground on new classroom wing expansion

Eric Carrell

A University of Missouri bond initiative included an addition to Miller Nichols Library to incorporate a learning center. To assist the project, a philanthropic gift was announced by UMKC officials at the groundbreaking ceremony which was held last Thursday, April 12.

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and UMKC Chancellor Leo E. Morton also attended the event.

“This will be a campus resource like no other. This will be a place where students and community members will come for instruction and advice; where they can study and write and collaborate; where our fundamental values of teaching, learning and scholarship are practiced – and revered,” said Gail Hackett, Eexecutive vvice chancellor and provost of UMKC. “Adding much-needed space for both classroom learning and individual study demonstrates this university’s commitment to our number-one goal: student success.”

The project will run the University of Missouri system around $18 million. It will include a new classroom building that will add around 950 new classroom seats to the university.

The UMKC website was sure to include thanks to the namesakes of the Miller Nichols Library for their support. “The university remains grateful to the Nichols family and the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation for its ongoing advocacy for the library and all who use it,” said UMKC’s website.

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