AB3 now officially Merwin Hall
Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 22:12
FGCU celeberated the dedication of William C. Merwin Hall on Monday, Dec. 5. A ceremony was held at 1 p.m. on the portico behind what was previously known as Academic Building 3.
The FGCU Board of Trustees approved a resolution to rename Academic Building 3 after former FGCU president William Merwin on Sept. 20.
Merwin, the second president of FGCU, died on May 6 following a lengthy illness. He served from 1999-2007, and is credited with bringing a great deal of growth to FGCU.
During his presidency, student population grew from 3,284 to 8,309, the number of campus buildings grew from 24 to 71 and the annual operating budget grew from $52 million to $110 million.
According to current president Wilson Bradshaw, Merwin served "during a time of unparalleled growth and development and will be fondly remembered as a dynamic leader whose vision and many accomplishments significantly advanced our university."