On Aug. 25, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering changed the way students learn through the opening of a new student resource, the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success.
The 9,600 square foot renovation occupies the entire third floor of historic F. Paul Anderson Tower and centralizes essential student resources in one convenient location. Alumnus James F. Hardymon, who has given to numerous initiatives within the College of Engineering and the University of Kentucky, donated the $3.5 million necessary for the renovations, as well as additional funding toward an endowment for the college’s undergraduate research and education abroad programs.
President Eli Capilouto and Provost Tim Tracy spoke at the celebration. President Capilouto remarked that the vision for the new center is in line with UK’s larger campus transformation.
“We are changing the way students learn,” said President Capilouto. “Together — inside and outside the classroom — that is what is captured in this space. We are not just transforming this place, we’re transforming the way we interact with students and the way we are impacting the Commonwealth.”