Buried within the “Around the 0” report, here:
Currently, the college’s department offices and operations are dispersed across more than 50 buildings on and off campus.
The new building will house central advising and administration functions for the dean’s office and college programs. Examples are College Scholars, General Social Sciences and Environmental Studies, which together serve more than 1,300 students each year.
If anyone knows more about this decision or what process led to it, please post a comment.