If you haven’t seen the HPER expansion, this video highlights all the exciting new features.
The University of Central Arkansas continues to make progress toward fulfilling the goals set forth in the Framework for the Future with the grand opening of the newly-expanded Health Physical Education and Recreation Center.
Approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends were on hand for the ceremony on the basketball courts of the HPER.
The SGA proposed the idea in 2010 as a senior class goal/project, then approved a resolution to begin an architectural feasibility study in fall 2010. The SGA recommended expanding the HPER and the UCA Board of Trustees issued a request for qualifications for an architect in 2011.
Expanding the HPER was part of the Framework for the Future which was introduced in November 2013 during the investiture ceremony for UCA President Tom Courtway. The plan laid out three primary goals with several strategies, deadlines, and responsibilities to achieve the goals. One goal was to “create a campus that attracts and retains the best students, faculty, and staff.”
“It is a pleasure to see the new and improved HPER Center opened once again. It is a fantastic facility for our students, staff, and faculty,” said UCA President Tom Courtway.