New Student Center Named
November 11, 2011The Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem State University initiated a resolution and has unanimously approved naming the new student center on campus the “Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center.”
“Chancellor Reaves has provided the vision, leadership and support necessary to take Winston-Salem State to the next level,” said Debra Miller, chair of the board. “He has created a renewed focus on what is necessary for our students to be successful in the 21st century. His commitment to changing the curriculum to provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy has become the foundation for the student success efforts throughout the campus.”
In the resolution adopted by the board, Reaves also was lauded for his efforts to lead the development of a Strategic Plan to provide direction for the university and offer a framework for setting priorities, particularly with the reduction in state funding. It also mentioned his efforts to increase enrollment standards and develop a Dual Admissions Program with Forsyth Technical Community College.
“The work that Chancellor Reaves has done at Winston-Salem State will have a positive, long-term effect on the local community, the State of North Carolina and any community where our graduates will work and live,” said Dr. Vivian Burke, a trustee of the university. “He has made sure that programs are in place to carry out the mission of the university to graduate students who are leaders in their professions and in their communities.”
The university broke ground for the new three-story, 96,000 square foot Student Activities Center in March and it is anticipated that the center will be completed in May 2013. It will include a campus hall, dining area, fitness area, meeting room, office space for Student Affairs, and space for student-related organizations and activities.
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