Goucher College Celebrates Official Opening of Pagliaro Selz Hall
State-of-the-Art Facility to Anchor First-Year Village Focused on Strengthening Co-Curricular Community Space and Bringing Faculty Back to Campus
On November 11, 2016, Goucher College President José Antonio Bowen welcomed Board of Trustees member, Lisa Pagliaro Selz ’73 and Bernard Selz for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the new Pagliaro Selz Hall, which is the initial residence hall completed of the new first-year village. Ruth Shapiro Lenrow ’74, vice chair of the board of trustees; Bryan Coker, vice president and dean of students; Rachel Grotheer, faculty in residence; Katarina Molchon ‘20 and more than 150 guests also joined the ribbon cutting ceremony at Goucher.
Goucher’s new residence hall, designed for integrative learning, is the first of three to be completed and will strengthen co-curricular community space, bring faculty back to live on campus, and helps to better prepare students for the jobs of the future. Once completed, the first-year village will be a living-learning environment planned for interaction, with prominent communal areas for students to come together to cook, share, and learn.
“Goucher College’s focus on innovation extends beyond our classrooms and approach to learning and also encompasses student-life. That vision is reflected here in Pagliaro Selz Hall,” said President José Antonio Bowen. “We are grateful to Lisa Pagliaro Selz, as well as all of our generous donors, who share the vision of providing students with a strong residential life foundation to build a rewarding and successful experience here.”
Immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were invited to tour the new Pagliaro Selz residence hall during an open house reception. The next phase of Goucher’s first-year village is currently slated to open in Fall 2018.