Lumen’s corporate office in Monroe, LA has increasingly moved toward remote and hybrid environments, allowing us to give employees flexibility and agility when meeting our customers’ needs. We wanted to use our underutilized office space in a way that serves our community and supports our commitment to higher education. With that, we announced today that we’ll be donating our local campus to the University of Louisiana Monroe.
The press conference announcing the donation was held in the current Lumen Technologies Center for Excellence, which will become the Clarke M. Williams Innovation Center when the transaction is finalized on Saturday July 1, 2023.
“Hybrid work is the future. Lumen is embracing this work model for employee wellness and flexibility,” stated Kate Johnson, president and CEO at Lumen. “We continue to be committed to the hundreds of Lumen employees in the Monroe area. We’re so excited to partner with ULM on investing in the future of this vibrant community.”
This is the largest single donation ever received by ULM or any other public university in the state of Louisiana.
The donation includes two of our buildings with about 800,000 square feet of office space along with the surrounding 66 acres. Lumen will lease back about 52,000 square feet so Monroe employees can still have in-person meetings and events.
To review the announcement press release, click here.