June 1, 2023

Faculty & Staff Dining Room to Open in Chandler Ballroom

At the Aug. 25 opening faculty meeting, President Paino discussed plans to open a new faculty and staff dining room in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Having spoken with several faculty members, he discussed the space as a short-term solution to building community and relationships.

“It’s important to gather, discuss and build relationships,” said Paino, addressing the faculty. “We need to be mindful of creating times and spaces where we can discuss the work we’re doing and get to know each other.”

The dining room will include a buffet and seating for approximately 100 people, and will be created by putting a partition in Chandler Ballroom. There is no timeline for the space’s opening, but further communications will be shared when an opening date has been established.