In 2014 the University developed a Campus Master Plan with objectives for both the Winona and Minneapolis Campus. Many of the objectives in the Master Plan have been accomplished. The plan included and assessment of all of each of our buildings. The Master plan has provided guidance for the projects we have completed in recent years.
A decision was made over the past year to relocate all personnel and programs housed in Vlazny Hall in new locations in existing building on the Winona Campus. During this summer the Maintenance Staff have been working to renovate new locations and relocate staff. Following is a list of those people and department and their new locations. Following are the new locations.
Student Affairs – Griffin Hall
Niki Peterson – Dean of Students – Griffin Hall 195
“A’ Getzin – Director of Res. Life – Griffin Hall 197
Student Senate/SAC Office – Griffin Hall 189
Counseling Offices – Hendrickson 132, 134, 136, 138
Career Services – Shelly Schell – Assoc. Director of Career Services – Griffin 193
Campus Ministry – Saint Mary’s Hall
Brian Kusek – Director of Campus Ministry – Saint Mary’s 100C
Father Kevin Stolt – University Chaplain – Saint Mary’s 100B
Peer Ministers – Saint Mary’s 100D
Christian Brother’s Office – Saint Mary’s 100A
Health Services to Heffron 44
R.I.S.E. to Toner Student Center 8A
Club Sports/Intramurals Director Toner Student Center 8B
We also relocated:
LASI Program – Robertolino Vargas Guerrero, Program Director – Saint Mary’s 112
Writing Center on the Winona Campus to Saint Mary’s 103
These changes will energize the new locations in already existing buildings.
Vlazny Hall has served the University effectively for many decades. The infrastructure in the building, electrical, heating, cooling and water systems, are outdated and deteriorating and the cost of replacement or updating is prohabitative. The addition of the Science and Learning Center and the remodeling of Hoffman resulting in the new Aquinas Hall we find the University with excess facilities. The plan is to spend the winter preparing Vlazny Hall for demolition and to remove the building during the summer of 2024. The building will be replaced with additional green space.