Shifted State: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Interim Dean Reconsiders Department Spaces

Monday, December 15, 2014

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Bernardi, now interim dean, has major changes planned for the College of Liberal & Creative Arts this winter, including moves for the English and anthropology departments along with the Division of Information Technology, with hopes of freeing up needed space for the University.

“Space is a true challenge for the College and the University,” Bernardi said. “What we discovered was that our colleagues in HSS are two to three to an office. Their space is pretty dilapidated.”

During the winter recess, anthropology will relocate to the fifth floor of the Fine Arts Building from the Science Building, according to Bernardi. Additionally, the department will receive roughly $100,000 for renovations needed to make the fifth floor suitable for students. About $300,000 of non-curricular funds have been set aside for the LCA reconfiguration, according to Bernardi.

“This space, it ought to transcend us,” said James Quesada, the department chair of Anthropology.