Name(s) of Buildings: Home Economics, Education, and Nursing (HEN) Building; Gooch Hall


Construction Dates: 1972-1974

Cost: $3,258,899

Brief History:

The Home Economics, Education, and Nursing Building was completed in 1974. It was officially renamed September 9, 1976, to memorialize Cecil M. and Boyce A. Gooch, major contributors to the University. Gooch Hall consists of 118,288 square feet and contains a 182 seat auditorium and numerous classrooms and offices.

At present, it houses the offices and classrooms of the Educational Studies and Education Administration programs, Communications Department, the Human Environmental Sciences Department, and the Nursing Department. It also serves as office space for the Center of Environmental and Conservation Education, the Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education, the Continuing Education, Evening School, and Public Service Department and Continuing Education, and Public Service program, and the State Department of Education.