Replacing LeBaron Hall is Iowa State’s top capital priority in the 2020 Board of Regents funding request to the Iowa Legislature. If approved, $30 million in state funds will be appropriated to replace 60-year-old LeBaron Hall and renovate portions of MacKay Hall.
An additional $15 million in private gifts and $10 million in university funds are proposed for the $55 million project.
Adaptable, state-of-the-art spaces will enhance student/faculty collaboration, high-impact experiential learning, and innovation.
Building proposal to advance human sciences
LeBaron Hall ❶
Replace with entrepreneurial teaching and research facility for:
- Apparel, events, and hospitality management
- Human development and family studies
- Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
- College and university-wide collaboration
Plaza ❷ and Atrium ❸
- Flexible, multi-purpose spaces for teaching, research, collaboration, and events
MacKay Hall ❹
- Transform functionality and accessibility while preserving historic architecture
$37 million - LeBaron Hall ❶ and Atrium ❸
$12.5 million - Plaza ❷
$5.5 million - MacKay Hall ❹
$55 million - Total
How the College of Human Sciences is impacting Iowans
Iowa State University’s $3.4 billion impact on the state of Iowa reflects service to families, communities, and businesses — and benefits to society from an expanded economy and improved quality of life.11The Economic Value of Iowa State University of Science and Technology
The College of Human Sciences:
- Prepares professionals who improve the quality of people’s lives — leaders in healthcare, social services, education, nutrition and wellness, hospitality and events, and STEM — job sectors with projected 15-year growth rates of 19-23%2 in Iowa.
- Reports 61% of 2017-2018 College of Human Sciences graduates found employment in Iowa.
- Graduates leaders who strengthen families, schools, and communities.
- Engages 23,000 alumni who live in Iowa, serving as knowledgeable, motivated leaders helping fuel the state and national economy.
2Iowa: Education and Workforce Trends Through 2025