Buffalo State broke ground on its new Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center on May 23. The new structure, to be located on the corner of Grant Street and Rockwell Road, will serve as the campus gateway for visitors, returning alumni, and prospective students and their families.
The $6.9 million project was driven by a lead gift from LoRusso, ’62, ’64, owner of JVL Management Company. An ardent supporter of the college, she has twice served on the Buffalo State College Foundation Board of Directors, from 1993 to 1996 and from 2010 to the present.
The center is projected to open in 2018 and will feature areas for public receptions and gatherings, including a large multipurpose room and various support spaces. The Alumni Affairs Office will be located in the building. Campus tours will begin at the center, and programming will engage alumni as well as current and prospective students.