The Life Cycle of a Jackrabbit

The life cycle of a university has been very much on display at SDSU this academic year. It started last summer with a new president, with Convocation and the return of students, the opening of a new football stadium, changes of key personnel on campus, groundwork for the strategic plan, and, for us, construction of the Alumni Green project. It was at the groundbreakings at the end of the spring semester for the Wellness Center and Performing Arts Center expansions that reminded me of the life cycle of a university.p00-Andi_StaffPhoto

The vision for the need for a Performing Arts Center on campus can be traced back over 40 years. Students started paying a fee for a Wellness Center long before there were plans or the reality could be seen on the horizon. Now, after all these years and thanks to the hard work and generosity of many, we see the life cycle of the university in these expansions.

These buildings reflect the dreams that young people bring to campus each year. They also reflect the commitment of SDSU alumni and friends to build places that will attract young people to our doorstep. They bring us their dreams from across “the Sioux and Missouri, the Cheyenne and the Jim,” and the Mississippi, and the Atlantic, and the Pacific.

This fall, we hope you will join us to celebrate a dream for the Alumni Association becoming a reality. As construction on the Alumni Green comes to a close, we are making plans to open its doors to you. We hope you will join us on September 15, 2017, to dedicate the Alumni Green project and officially open the new Alumni Center. It will be another great day in the life cycle of a Jackrabbit!

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