This archived article was written by: Tadd Mecham
“Where’s the WIB building?” If this question were to be asked to a student, freshman or sophomore, they would probably be scratching their head. Some may even go in search of a newly constructed building on campus.
However, there is no new building, an old one is just getting a fresh, more suitable, title.
The Computer Business Building, or CBB, is now going to be known as the West Instructional Building, (WIB). The name CBB had been an outdated title, seeing as no computer or business programs have been taught there for nearly five years. The title change came about when it was decided that new signs for each building would be installed this summer. The staff and faculty were asked for suggestions on what the new name should be.
The Chancellor suggested West Instructional Building, because it can be subject to change. The name WIB is being used as a placeholder in case someone makes a generous donation. In the event that a donation is made, the building will then be renamed after the donor.
Before serving as an educational building, the WIB was used for many different things.
In the years before 1981 it was used as a hospital. In 1981, the building was empty. It was used as a dormitory from 1982 and 1983.
CBB is no more, and has officially become West Instructional Building (WIB). Not a big change, but a very necessary one. If you are feeling generous, you can make a donation in excess of $1 million and the building can be named after you. If you want everyone knowing your name…donate today.