Welcome Center: A Hub of Activity
In March 2012, the Board of Regents approved moving forward to design the addition of a Welcome Center and the renovation of Morgan Hall to better serve the needs of today’s students and those of the future. The project will focus on creating a distinctive front entrance to the University from 17th Street and add a much-needed Welcome Center and a comprehensive “one stop” student services area.
“Updating and modernizing the north side of the building facing 17th Street will invite everyone to enter the campus and become part of the high-quality educational experience at Washburn,” said Dr. Jerry Farley, president, Washburn University.
“This building touches all potential and returning students, their families and any visitors to campus,” said Dr. Juli Mazachek, president, Washburn University Foundation. “This Welcome Center and renovation of Morgan Hall is an investment in our students, our faculty and Washburn University.”
The addition of a contemporary Welcome Center and a convenient, modern student services area is an important step in moving Washburn forward and supporting the success of our students.
“The newly renovated space will provide students with seamless access to essential services such as admissions, financial aid, academic advisers, student life and student health. It will include updated, modern classrooms and additional student gathering spaces,” explained Richard Liedtke, executive director of Enrollment Management.
The Welcome Center and renovation of Morgan Hall will only be possible with the support and generosity of our alumni and friends. The Washburn University Foundation will be coordinating the $10 million fundraising effort to make this vision a reality. Naming opportunities will be available for gifts of $25,000 or greater.