New Reynolds Hall opens at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Reynolds Hall, home of the John Chambers School of Business and Economics officially opens Friday. The 186,000-square foot building is on the former location of the historic Stansbury Hall.

President and CEO of Putnam Investments, Bob Reynolds and his wife Laura provided an initial $10 million gift.

The ribbon cutting will be held at 4 p.m. with comments from Bob Reynolds, Gordon Gee, WVU Foundation President Cindi Roth, Chambers Peer Ambassador Alexxa Ruiz and Chambers College Dean Josh Hall.

An open house with opportunities to learn more about the building will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

During a tour for state lawmakers in May, WVU President Gordon Gee said the building is what the future of business and education looks like.

“This facility is a laboratory for creative thinking,” Gee said. “It’s not a building, we do not build buildings at our university, we build ideas and turn them into reality.”

The facility has a 4,000-square feet of collaborative workspace, 50 interview/conference rooms, a recreation center, cafe/dining area and is connected to the Mon River Rail Trail.