COLUMBUS — State Sen. Chris Widener (R-Springfield) joined Central State University to open their new university student center on Friday, Oct. 9.
“It is important that students and faculty have a central location to come together,” Widener stated in a release. “A community center keeps a school together; it enhances and cultivates an environment where students can learn, offering a social and cultural center to the university.
“Congratulations to President Hammond and her staff. Thank you for your diligence and hard work in making this happen for the Central State student learning environment.”
The 85,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art student center will be the largest building on campus, featuring three new dining facilities and both indoor and outdoor theaters. The new building will also house student services and student organization offices, as well as conference rooms, a bookstore and new computer lab.