This Issue's Focus: Beautiful, Sustainable Campuses

Dear President’s Society Member,

It’s springtime at Weber State, and among the new flowers and foliage, something else is sprouting: new facilities!

One of my top priorities as president is to maintain beautiful, sustainable campuses, and Weber State is on the right track. Some great new construction projects began over the last few months. For example, after receiving generous contributions from the Utah Legislature and donors, we held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the much-anticipated Tracy Hall Science Center.

On the north end of campus, a brand new Public Safety Building is scheduled to open in August. Our public safety officials will soon have a fantastic facility to handle day-to-day business and manage emergency operations.

New buildings like the Tracy Hall Science Center and the Public Safety Building have been planned and constructed with sustainability in mind. In this issue of the Wight Paper, I’d like to share some of those sustainability-focused components that will help us reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral by the year 2050.

Our innovative buildings only tell part of the sustainability story, so I also will tell you about WSU’s recent recognitions in energy-saving areas.

Of course, we can’t look ahead without first considering where we come from. That’s why this issue will share details of Weber State's Legacy Wall, a testament to the university's past, present and future.

Thank you for your continued support of Weber State University, and happy reading!

With best wishes,

Chuck Wight