Hewlett-Packard President, Ceo Lewis Platt to Attend Oct. 8dedication of $7.7 Million College of Business at Colorado State

Note to Editors: Media are invited to attend the dedication of Rockwell Hall, the home of the College of Business at Colorado State University. The ceremony begins at noon at Rockwell Hall and will feature comments from Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Lewis E. Platt. Taped audio comments from the dedication will be available in the afternoon of Oct. 8 by calling (970) 491-1525.

Colorado State University’s College of Business will celebrate the completion of its new home, Rockwell Hall, in a dedication ceremony at noon Wednesday (Oct. 8).

The dedication program will include remarks from Colorado State University President Albert Yates; Sen. Peggy Reeves, D- Fort Collins; and Dan Costello, dean of the College of Business. Special guest will be Lewis E. Platt, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., an international electronics and technology corporation with annual revenues of more than $38 billion.

The dedication ceremony marks the completion of a five-year project to renovate and expand Rockwell Hall. The first phase, completed in 1995, renovated and modernized 36,000 existing square feet to accommodate college administrative, faculty and student services offices. Phase II, the most recently completed portion of the $7.7 million project, added a Classroom and Technology Wing that will serve as the high-tech hub for business courses at Colorado State.

The new wing features an additional 25,198 square feet and houses six multimedia classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art computer and video technology. The new wing also includes a Hewlett-Packard Student Computer Laboratory equipped with 62 computer stations; an additional 49-seat computer classroom; seminar room and two presentation rooms; and housing for the department of computer information systems.

Students will have access to the most current technology available to learn real-world business concepts and theories, including the Internet, as well as audio, video and graphics through CD-ROM. With this technology, the estimated 2,800 business students enrolled at Colorado State will be able to develop their own multimedia presentations and Web page resumes.

In addition to attending the Rockwell Hall dedication as a special guest, Platt also will deliver the Capstone lecture as part of the 19th Annual Business Day at 8 p.m. at the University Park Holiday Inn, 425 W. Prospect Road in Fort Collins. Both the lecture and a 4:30 p.m. question-and-answer period for students and the public are free.

For more information about the Rockwell Hall dedication, call the Office of Public and Media Relations, (970) 491-6432. For more information about Business Day events, call Gladys Eddy at (970) 491-5325.