Despite these disappointments, strategic planning has been of great benefit to the University in helping us preserve many of our gains through difficult times. And in some notable instances, our approaches toward several goals have converged, enabling us to accelerate our advances across multiple fronts. The best example is the cascade of improvements set in motion by completion of the John Pappajohn Business Administration Building. This new facility, equipped with up-to-the-minute computing and communications technology, has enabled us to make multifaceted progress: to teach more undergraduate classes in a lecture-discussion format, to strengthen graduate programs, and to conduct research with the aid of advanced technological support; in addition, the building's fine architecture, student-oriented design, and pedestrian-friendly surroundings have enhanced the quality of life on campus. Moreover, the relocation of the business faculty is having a ripple effect in the College of Liberal Arts, beginning with the opening of space in remodeled Phillips Hall, which will allow us to consolidate foreign language departments now scattered in Schaeffer, Jessup, and Gilmore halls. Now that we have remodeled Maclean Hall and upgraded its facilities for mathematics, computer science, and statistics, we are positioned to renovate Schaeffer Hall for other programs in the Liberal Arts. Behind the integrated planning of all these interdependent improvements is the guiding vision of Achieving Distinction.
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