Division of Administration and Finance Plant Operations Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Renee Smith Executive Administrative Assistant Phone: 713-743-8843 [email protected] Lance T. Funston Communication Center at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Houston, September 20, 2010 – The renovation and expansion of the Lance T. Funston Communication Center at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication starts today and is scheduled to be completed in May 2011. The project consists of a newly constructed media studio at the northeast corner of the existing building, as well as a new entry, new building façade, renovated first floor staff and faculty offices, new classrooms and media support facilities. The project also includes new HVAC air handling equipment and life safety equipment. Architectural rendering of the new Lance T. Funston Communication Center at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Construction area for the renovation and expansion of the School of Communication Questions about this project may be directed to Dean Ruck, Senior Project Manager in Facilities Planning and Construction (713-743-8030), or by email at [email protected] About the University of Houston The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.