The UT McCombs School of Business is celebrating the long-anticipated grand opening of Robert B. Rowling Hall, its new 497,500-square-foot graduate business education center. Rowling Hall will house the Texas McCombs MBA and M.S. in Technology Commercialization programs.
According to a statement accompanying the opening of its new graduate business facility, Texas McCombs will lead future generations, and influence “…how business leaders will think and behave in a future that is volatile, unknown, and brimming with opportunity.”
The facility is also home to the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, the John C. Goff Labs, and the Center for Leadership and Ethics, as well as being a site for Texas Executive Education classes and programs.
Rowling Hall will serve as a hub for graduate students to meet with peers, faculty members, recruiters and members of the building community to openly exchange ideas, network and work in teams.
The building will also double the space available for Texas Executive Education programs and, in conjunction with the AT&T Education and Conference Center, increase the convention and conference activities at the university.
A gift of $25 million from Bob Rowling, McCombs alumnus and former regent, launched the campaign to fund the construction of the building, which broke ground in 2014.