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Cedar Hall to open doors Tuesday, June 11


Green River's brand new Cedar Hall will welcome its first occupants on Tuesday.

The first Cedar Hall occupants will move into the newly renovated building Tuesday, June 11 once the college takes official occupancy of the building. Josh Clearman, dean of instruction for the trades and technology divisions, and Sidney Weldele-Wallace, interim dean of instruction for professional/technical and workforce education and computer reporting technologies faculty member, and Workforce Education staff will open their doors to students, faculty and staff marking the completion of the two-year remodeling project.

College crews will work over the summer to finish classroom equipment installation to ready the building for its first classes starting fall quarter. Faculty and staff will also move to Cedar Hall from their offices in the HS/BI/SS complex over the summer. Once the five buildings are empty, the construction crews will demolish them in preparation for the new Student Life building.

Cedar Hall, designed to meet a LEED Silver Rating, intends to increase student access. Classroom space and functionality was increased to meet current and future demand. The building is also now fully ADA-compliant, a relief to the campus, because the building formerly known as Science, Mathematics and Technology had been constructed before disability accommodations were required of structures.

Cedar Hall also features additional fire suppression sprinklers throughout the building, increased energy efficiency and upgraded utility systems.

Cedar Hall will house Natural Resources, the Math Learning Center and Early Childhood Education in addition to the two deans and Workforce. Construction on the 29 year-old building began December 2011. The project cost a total of $19.5 million, of which $2.1 came from the college. The majority of funds came through state capital budget dollars.