Dakota Wesleyan University dedicates its School of Business, Innovation and Leadership

A large crowd of Dakota Wesleyan staff, students, supporters and community members gathered for the dedication of the DWU School of Business, Innovation and Leadership Thursday. It’s the fifth building project in the last eight years for the Mitchell university.

Interim president Theresa Kriese says it’s more than a location on campus. “The structure you see is many things,” said Kriese. “It is the culmination of years of planning, it is another step toward the completion of our detailed master plan…it is a place that will make us more a regional university, extending our reach and allowing us to develop new and exciting programs.”

Student Devan Weelborg is a junior and business club president. “It will have a true impact on each and every one of us,” said Weelborg. “And once again it demonstrates that Dakota Wesleyan is committed to its students.”

DWU staff, students and supporters cut the ribbon at the School of Business, Innovation and Leadership

Kriese also announced the building is being named the Ron and Sheilah Gates College of Business, Education and Social Science and the home of the Musick Family Department of Business.