Breiseth Hall is a three-story, 55,000 square foot facility. It contains thirteen classrooms equipped with audiovisual equipment, state-of-the-art computer labs, foreign-language, writing, tutoring, and psychology-research laboratories, and observation rooms.
- If you were at Wilkes in 1995 you excitedly took part in the opening of the brand
new Classroom and Office Building, which was more commonly referred to as COB. When the building opened in August 1995, it included the School of Liberal Arts
and Human Sciences and the School of Business, Society and Public Policy.
- In the summer of 1993, Wilkes announced a four-year plan for the University. Part
of that plan included a redesign of campus, which included the construction of COB
and the creation of a Greenway through the center of the area between COB and Stark
- In 2001, the Wilkes Board of Trustees voted to honor Christopher N. Breiseth, Wilkes'
fourth president, by renaming COB to Breiseth Hall. A dedication ceremony was held
on May 12, 2001, just before President Breiseth's retirement. In addition, the large
wall in the first floor hallway of the building was named the Jane Morhouse Breiseth Gallery, dedicated to President Breiseth's wife. The wall features a painting created by
Wilkes University students.