Wilkes University

Breiseth Hall

Breiseth HallBreiseth 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 Learning Center.

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.