A great way for us to start this fall semester: cutting the ribbon for our new state-of-the-art residence hall, home to 714 talented new freshmen. An enthusiastic crowd with so much excitement about this new facility and for the promising academic year ahead. My thanks to Garrett for helping me wield the really big scissors—excellent teamwork.

new residence hall dedicationPictured left to right: Vice President for Student Affairs John Jones, Provost Linda Lucas, President Ray Watts, Undergraduate Student Government Association President Garrett Stephens, Director of Academic and Student Services Operations Carolyn Farley, Interim Director for Housing and Residence Life Marc Booker, and Senior Facilities Officer Bob McMains. residence hall dedication