COD Dedicates New Campus Maintenance Center, Remodeled Seaton Computing Center

Seaton Ribbon Cutting

By Brian Kleemann

Darren Wesemann, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Ellucian, speaks about the innovation and collaboration that will take place in College of DuPage’s Seaton Computing Center during a recent ribbon cutting on campus.

“True innovation happens through collaboration, and imagine what will happen in this center that will benefit not only your community but society at large,” he said.

The dual ribbon cutting ceremony officially dedicated the remodeled Seaton Computing Center and the new Campus Maintenance Center, both located on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus. Both projects were funded by the successful 2010 bond referendum. Click here for more photos from the event.

The SCC originally opened in 1990, dedicated in honor of the College’s first Board of Trustees Chairman, George Seaton. The 18,500 square-foot center has undergone a complete interior and exterior renovation, with learning spaces that support cutting-edge and highly specialized computer applications – a visual and simulation lab, networking hardware labs, a server/networking lab, software/web development labs, high-tech classrooms and end-user labs. These spaces are being used by the Computer and Internetworking Technologies, Computer Information Systems, and Office Technology Information programs. Click here to watch the SCC dedication ceremony.

The 35,000 square-foot Campus Maintenance Center houses both the Facilities and Operations departments, the latter formerly located in Building L. As one of the original “temporary” structures, Building L first functioned as the College’s gymnasium. The new CMC, which is located on the far southwest corner of our campus, features housing for 17 small and 11 large vehicles, space for vehicle maintenance, workshops, a signage shop, custodial space, employee offices, and a conference room. Click here to watch the CMC dedication ceremony.