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Texas A&M To Host Grand Opening Of Student Services Building Jan. 22

The new facility will house the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, Disability Resources and many other offices geared toward helping students.
By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications January 21, 2020

Texas A&M University will formally open its new $42 million Student Services Building on Jan. 22 during ceremonies on campus. The facility will encourage interaction and collaboration among its many resident departments.

The 95,000-square-foot building will house the Division of Student Affairs, Residence Life, the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, and three departments featuring new names: Counseling & Psychological Services (formerly Student Counseling Services); Disability Resources (formerly Disability Services) and LGBTQ+ Pride Center (formerly GLBTQ Resource Center).

“With its innovative design, the new Student Services Building will allow our departments to serve Texas A&M students more efficiently and effectively,” said Daniel J. Pugh Sr., vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M. “It is critically important to student leaders and the Division of Student Affairs that we maintain centralized services under one roof in the heart of campus, and we are delivering on that goal.”

Pugh and Texas A&M President Michael K. Young will be among several speakers at a Grand Opening Event. A short yell practice by the Texas A&M Yell Leaders and a ribbon cutting ceremony begin at 1:45 p.m.

The building will showcase a custom-designed art installation exhibit by renowned artist Resa Blatman and sculptor Roger Stoller.

Blatman’s unique exhibit that took almost a year to complete is titled “Universal Sea,” and is an abstract “idea of the ocean.”

“I wanted people to have a sense of beauty and wonder when they come into the building,” Blatman said.

“We are excited about this new building,” said Anne Reber, dean of Student Life. “It shows our passion for students and provides a wonderful hub for many student-based programs in the Division of Student Affairs.”

Media contacts:

  • Sondra White, Division of Student Affairs, 979-458-3296 or 970-315-2557 ,
  • Keith Randall, 979 -845-4644,

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