OGDEN, Utah - In honor of the Stewart Education Foundation's longstanding support of Weber State University and its key role in the university's capital campaign with over $25 million in gifts and pledges, three buildings on campus will be named in honor of the foundation's trustees.
WSU's Board of Trustees today unanimously approved the naming of a facility the foundation will help to build, as well as two existing buildings on campus. The buildings will be named after the foundation's executive committee trustees Jack D. Lampros, C. William Stromberg and Dean W. Hurst.
The Jack D. Lampros Hall for Teaching, Learning and Technology is the building that formerly housed the visual arts department. Once renovated, the facility will offer students, faculty and staff 24-hours-a-day access to computers and other state-of-the-art learning technologies.
The Health & Physical Education Center will become the C. William Stromberg Center for Health and Physical Education. This facility, along with Swenson Gymnasium, which the foundation will help to renovate, provides a wide array of athletic and physical fitness opportunities.
The Dean W. Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning, to be built in the southwest corner of the main campus next to the Lindquist Alumni Center, will offer a new venue to host university activities such as seminars, meetings and special events for the university, community, alumni and friends.
"The Stewart Education Foundation continues to enrich almost every area of campus," said WSU President Paul Thompson. "From the library to the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites to the Kimball Visual Arts Center to the David O. McKay Education Building, they have made significant contributions to the university and the quality of our facilities."
The Stewart Education Foundation was established in 1977 by Elizabeth and Donnell Stewart. Lampros is the foundation chairman. Hurst and Stromberg are vice- chairs. The foundation's emphasis is on education. The foundation made the lead gift to WSU's "Changing Minds" capital campaign and has contributed funds to five academic buildings and the football stadium during the campaign. Lampros, Stromberg and Hurst have served as trustees for the foundation for more than 20 years.
"The foundation has helped fund WSU facilities, scholarships and programs that have and will continue to enhance the university experience for generations of students," Thompson said.