The International Conference Center is named for Dr. Burton E. Grossman . Dr. Grossman, born in Texas, was a naturalized Mexican citizen after more than 50 years of residency. Throughout his life, he held many distinctive positions of leadership such as Chairman and CEO of Gruop Continental, S.A. (associated with the Coca-Cola corporation) and InterContinental Bank Shares Corporation. He also served as member and/or advisor to multiple Boards of Trustees in San Antonio, the Southern United States and in Mexico. Known for his great generosity of time and money to the arts, education and medical research, Dr. Grossman is credited for making the largest financial gift in the history of UIW - helping build the International Conference Center and the proposed science and energy center while estabishing scholarships for business majors and students in financial need. Dr. Burton E. Grossman died in November of 1999.
St.Joseph's Hall is a residence hall that opened in the fall of 1996. This hall offers co-ed, single occupancy, upper-class spaces on the third and fourth floors. The third floor houses women, while the fourth floor houses men. Each room has a bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers and closet space. Each room also has a shared sink and toilet. Private bath facilities are located on each floor. Each floor is equipped with a full kitchen that includes a stove, full-size refrigerator and microwave oven. The first and second floors serve as an International Conference Center. This building is smoke-free. Each room is equipped with one data computer jack for each student.