Zumberge Hall renovations offer more centralized offices

By Audra Gamble | 5/31/14 2:43pm


GVL/Kevin Sielaff The completed James H. Zumberg Hall stands across the pond from the Kirkoff Center, and will serve as a hub for professors and students alike. The hall is currently open and will be employed starting Fall of 2014.

Over the 2013-2014 academic year, Grand Valley State University students and faculty watched the old Zumberge library transform into the new Zumberge Hall. As the fall semester approaches, members of the GVSU community are anxious to peek inside the renovated building and explore.

The renovations for the building will be completed within the $22 million budget that was originally allotted for the project.

“With a majority of administration departments located in one building, students, staff and faculty can handle many issues in one location,” said Scott Whisler, the project manager. “There are many resources for students within Zumberge Hall.”

The concentration of offices and resources is beneficial for more than just students.

“Having many departments in one location can make it easier and faster to communicate face to face,” Whisler said. “We have also created shared break rooms within the building to encourage a more collaborative work environment.”

See below for a listing of resources available by floor in the renovated Zumberge Hall.

Ground Floor:

Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center

Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

Covered parking area

First Floor:

Human Resources

Accounting, student accounts and payroll offices

Faculty government

Conference rooms

Second Floor:


Institutional marketing

Conference rooms

Storage rooms

Third Floor:

Office of the President

Provost’s Office

Various administrative offices

Conference rooms

Fourth Floor:

News and Information

Inclusion and Equity office

University Counsel

Disability Support Resources


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