University of Akron - Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center

The University of Akron Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center is the new expanded home of the College of Business Administration (CBA). The development center will prepare students for global business including internship support, business analytics, international development, leadership, and boardroom environments.  Common areas throughout foster collaboration and support flexibility. As in all modern campus buildings flexibility is key. The second floor corporate classroom room features a folding glass wall which can be opened to the commons space to allow for larger community, corporate and international events. The Center also contains a corporate speaking studio where students receive presentation skills coaching and record themselves for self-analysis. The building also includes offices for the Institute for Leadership Advancement and professional development staff.

Funding for the project was provided by 280 donors from the Northeast Ohio business community. This tremendous support illustrates how a community can support an institution and help develop young professionals to become the successful business leaders of tomorrow.