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Brad D. Smith Business Innovation Center projected to open in 2024


The new Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation in Huntington is expected to open for students in the spring semester of 2024.

The facility is named in honor of Marshall University President Brad D. Smith, a 1986 Marshall graduate as well as former CEO for Intuit. Smith and his wife, Alys, donated $25 million in 2018 to the Lewis College of Business, helping to make the vision of the new facility a reality. 

Officials say the facility will allow for more interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty, concurrently advancing research, 21st-century learning and community engagement.

Along with classroom space, the Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation will feature a forum and auditorium, computer and finance labs, office space, meeting rooms, and study spaces for students.

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