In 1992 Leo Van Munching, Jr. '50, a Smith School alumnus and president of the company holding the exclusive franchise to import and distribute Heineken and Amstel Light beer donated $5 million toward the construction of the college's new home, Van Munching Hall (VMH). The move from Tydings Hall to the state-of-the-art VMH took place in 1993. In 1999, Van Munching donated $6 million in additional funding to help finance the expansion and renovation of the building.
Since 2002 when the Smith School opened its $38 million, 103,300 square foot South Wing expansion, Van Munching Hall has had one of the most technologically advanced facilities directed at management education in the world. The bar was set even higher with the recently opened North Wing addition in spring 2008.
The $21 million North Wing addition of 38,000 square feet to Van Munching Hall increased the the total space to approximately 238,000 square feet. Outside of Van Munching Hall, the new south campus gateway features gorgeous stonework, a new clock tower, and a beautifully landscaped green space with brick walkways.