John Pesta, Director 570-408-4553 (T) 570-408-7864 (F) Email
The University purchased the UCoM
from the City and the Redevelopment Authority of Wilkes-Barre in August of 2005. Acquisition of the former Call Center, the adjacent parking lot on South Street and the Park-n-Lock South garage on Main Street have provided the University with an 80,000 square foot building plus 575 parking spaces.
UCOM Sports Project
The large, open space within the UCoM is now home for athletic practice and general recreation space. The facility is outfitted with a batting cage, basketball backboards and a protective curtain wall system. Using a multi-purpose flooring material, there are three courts that may be used for basketball, volleyball or tennis. This special flooring provides flexible space that is an excellent locatin for early spring sport practice sessions. In addition, to support the University's Student Leadership program, there are high ropes and a rock wall for climbing. The work is complete and the Athletic Depatment is using the facility.
UCOM Parking Garage Project
Repairs to the elevators are now complete and the garage is in full operational order. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, the garage was cleaned; structural repairs were made; and new lighting, exit lights, and emergency telephones were installed on all floors. Construction of the offices on the ground floor is also complete. Public Safety relocated to the new facility on March 17, 2006.
The Office Project programming and design phases
are complete. Key elements of the design concept are collaboration, integration, and teamwork. While supporting the University’s strategic initiatives the concept has created professional and team working environments across various support functions to better serve our students. Departments that relocated to UCoM are:
- Financial Aid
- Contract Services
- Human Resources
- Marketing and Communications
- Information analysis and Planning
- Graduate Studies & Continued learning
- Information Technology
- President’s Cabinet