The 11,000 square foot Professional Development Center (PDC) is the School of Education's main venue for hosting meetings, conferences, and other events. The PDC can accommodate meetings for 10 to 375 people.
While the central mission is to serve as an attractive, functional meeting facility for professional development activities sponsored by the School of Education. The PDC is also available to private organizations, individuals and non-academic student groups as a professional setting for business and social functions, as available and appropriate.
The building, built in 2010, was awarded with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S Green Building Council.
The Professional Development Center allows a number of caterers to service its conference groups. We realize that the varied needs of our conference groups are best served by allowing varied caterers, each with their own flair and style of service. Talk with your event coordinator to learn more about the options.
Guests display a complimentary parking pass in their windshield. Passes can be distributed electronically to participants so they can print and post the pass upon arrival. In most cases, there is adequate parking directly surrounding the School of Education to accommodate guests.
Audio & Visual Technology
Rental of the LCD projector, screen and podium microphone are included in the room rental cost. They installed easy-to-operate equipment where the screen drops and the projector turns on with a touch of the finger. Additional equipment such as lavaliere microphones, document cameras, and DVD recorders are readily available for a nominal usage charge.