Faculty and staff began moving into the new Ken and Blaire Mossman Building this summer. The first classes will be held in the building this fall. The building will house portions of microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, psychology, and nutrition, along with lab space and classrooms.
“It looks like we’re going to be on time and under budget on the Mossman project,” said Andy Powers, Facilities Services director of design services. “The teams did a great job working with faculty and staff to make the building happen.”
The project broke ground in October 2015 and is named for the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who met as students in 1968 and stayed connected to the university throughout their lives.
Ken Mossman’s younger brother, Michael Mossman, who is also a UT graduate, attended the event and shared his memories of the couple, saying how thrilled his late brother and sister-in-law would be to know that such a grand facility will bear their names.
“They were good decent people. Yes, they were accomplished. They were academics; they were bright. But at the heart of things they were good people who were interested in education, interested in paying things forward,” Michael Mossman said.
The dedication ceremony will take place Friday, September 21 in the atrium. All UT faculty and staff are invited to attend the event.