USU Engineering Advising Center Gets Major Update
Nov. 1, 2019 — The College of Engineering continues its effort to improve all aspects of the student experience. On November 1, crews wrapped up a major renovation of the advising center located on the 3rd floor of the Anderson Engineering Building.
The new, modern configuration doubled the facility’s footprint from 941 square feet to 1,923. The space features a beautiful glass storefront, three new office spaces and a formal reception and seating area with student desk. Other improvements include better lighting, improved acoustics and privacy and new carpet. The remodel was part of an ongoing effort to improve student access to quality advising services.
“The newly remodeled Engineering Advising Center provides several benefits for students,” said college retention specialist Nina Glaittli. “These benefits include a quiet and professional waiting space away from the study area, more privacy so that sensitive discussions won’t be overheard, and room to expand so that as enrollment grows, more advisors can be hired which will keep the student-to-advisor ratio low and, therefore, make it easier for students to meet with their advisor.”
USU interior design students coordinated the entire renovation process. Interior Design alumna Madison Ditton and current students Jacee Hammons and Hanna Chidester were responsible for the design and execution of the project.