The Tabor College Board of Directors, during their May meetings, approved the construction of a new welcome center, subject to being fully funded.
President Jules Glanzer said the new center will create a grand campus entrance, enhance a visitor’s first impression, help with student recruitment, and contribute to the college’s desired culture of hospitality.
“The current welcome center along D Street has served the college for many years, but is no longer adequate for meeting the needs of the admissions and advancement departments,” Glanzer said. “The new building will be built north of D Street in the parking lot area south of the Tabor College Library and east of the existing welcome center.”
The location will create an inviting entrance to the campus, he added. A planning committee, together with an architect, is working on the design.
Chuck Flaming, a major donor for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, has stepped forward to underwrite the construction of the new welcome center. “This is a need I see for Tabor and I want to help meet that need,” he said.
“We are humbled and grateful for Chuck Flaming’s tremendous generosity toward Tabor College,” Glanzer said. “He sees a bright future for Tabor, and this latest gift will help the college reach its mission to prepare people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and his kingdom.”