Student Center will enhance campus life at Anderson University


Rodgers and Anderson University broke ground for the G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Student Center. Dignitaries and guests included Anderson University’s president, Dr. Evans Whitaker, as well as the building’s namesake and Senior U.S. District Judge, The Honorable G. Ross Anderson Jr., representatives from DP3 Architects, Rodgers, Anderson board members, alumni, donors, and members of the student body.

“The student center will organically become the heart of the campus,” said Meg Terry, DP3 Architects.” The new student center will be the largest building on campus, and will include:

  • A 600 seat dining hall
  • Chick-fil-A Express
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Campus bookstore
  • Student organization offices
  • Meeting rooms, storage areas
  • Fitness center
  • Dance and aerobics studio
  • Gathering spaces
  • Student development offices
  • 400-seat banquet hall
  • 400-seat multi-purpose tiered theatre
  • International news center
  • Outdoor plaza with seating, water feature and WiFi

Speaking for the student body at Anderson University, Margaret Campbell, president of the student government association talked about how the student center will fill the need to foster community on campus. “The building will be made of brick and stone and glass, but the important thing will be what is housed inside: the good times, the friendships made and strengthened, and the memories formed.”

Rodgers President Pat Rodgers said, “As important as the concrete foundations are for this building, more importantly it will be a foundation for student life on this campus for many years to come.”