Seton Hill Purchases former Verizon Building in downtown Greensburg
Property along Seton Hill Drive will expand University programs and improve community outreach
April 25, 2014
Author: Jennifer Reeger
Seton Hill University has purchased a property along Seton Hill Drive in Greensburg, directly across from the main campus entrance, that will provide space for growing Seton Hill programs and enrollment and enhance the University’s community outreach.
“Seton Hill University is proud to be a part of the Greensburg community, and we continue to look for ways we can better serve our students and the residents of this region,” said Bibiana Boerio, interim president. “When this property in the City became available – just across College Avenue from our main hilltop campus - it provided us a great opportunity to enhance the University's entrance, expand the University's presence in downtown and create additional visibility and access for a number of Seton Hill programs and essential activities.”
The building, formerly utilized as a call center by Verizon, is located on two acres of land at 131 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg and includes off-street parking. The building will be called "131."
Seton Hill will renovate the three-story, 58,165 square foot building in phases to accommodate various programs.
Plans under consideration include relocating and expanding programs that both serve Seton Hill’s students but also reach out to external audiences. The new building will help alleviate space restrictions on the main campus and meet the University’s growing needs in areas such as entrepreneurial studies, women’s business programs and Holocaust education. With its position central to both the main campus and the downtown campus, it also will house an expanded Office of Campus Safety and Security.
“Seton Hill plans to renovate our new building to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff as well as the greater community,” Boerio said. “We believe that along with Seton Hill’s other downtown Greensburg facilities - the Performing Arts Center and the Dance and Visual Arts Center now under construction - this building reaffirms our commitment both to our mission of educating our students and helping the economic and cultural development of the City.”