To be constructed on the site of the former Augustinian Academy, the building will house Wagner's business, education, and nursing departments, plus other disciplines with a strong international element.
The global focus, Guarasci says, reflects “where Wagner is going, where education is going, and where the world is going.” He envisions the building facilitating a learning style that is based on research and problem-solving, with flexible spaces that foster collaborative work. Technology connecting Grymes Hill to other parts of the world will be pervasive throughout the building, which will feature environmentally friendly construction practices.
The project received a lead commitment of $10 million from Michael '49 and Margaret Christie '49 Nicolais in 2007. The $25 million extension of the Putting Wagner First campaign, which has already achieved its original $50 million goal, will provide the remainder of the funds needed to construct the Center for Global Learning. Contact Myra Garcia, vice president for institutional advancement, at 718-390-3225, if you would like to find out more.