Agnes Scott Receives $6 million to Fund Renovations to Historic Campbell Hall
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thanks to a $6 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Agnes Scott College will transform its historic Campbell Hall from science labs into an innovative living and learning community.
The planned renovation will create state-of-the-art academic and instructional facilities on the ground and first floors and suite-style rooms for up to 96 students on the second and third floors.
“When ideas and discussions flow from classrooms to dorm rooms, you have a truly vibrant living and learning community,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. “That’s what a residential liberal arts college is all about, and this extraordinarily generous gift will help us take it to a new and higher level. It is already generating buzz among current students and will play a key role in our plans to increase enrollment. We are grateful to the donors who, inspired by the Woodruff Foundation’s generous commitment, are joining the foundation in supporting this exciting project.”
Built in 1951, Campbell Hall served as the college’s science building until the opening of the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center in 2003. Campbell Hall’s renovation is a part of Agnes Scott’s new residential sector plan to renovate key facilities in preparation for the college’s planned enrollment growth over the next few years. The project will also be a model of sustainability as a transformed and repurposed historic structure. The renovation will be designed to meet the standards for LEED Silver certification for green building design.
This newest gift for Campbell Hall will be included in the college’s comprehensive campaign, now in its quiet phase but moving into its public phase this fall. Work on Campbell Hall will begin when fundraising for the project is complete.
“With this gift, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has shown a significant vote of confidence in Agnes Scott’s future and its importance to metro Atlanta and the wider world of higher education,” said Clyde Tuggle, chair of Agnes Scott’s Board of Trustees. “We are deeply grateful to the foundation and its trustees for their generosity.”
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.