Inaugurated as 11th president of Wayland Baptist University in July 1991
Introduced new campus master plan titled "Spanning the Centuries" in 1992. The plan
would include the renovation of several campus buildings, improvements to landscaping
and aesthetics and updating of technology. The $30 million campaign was broken into
four basic phases, with a final completion date of 2008, the year of the university's
$6.8 million in deferred maintenance projects were completed, overhauling climate
control systems, dormitory furnishings and the campus auditorium. Three computer labs
were added and the university's endowments grew as well.
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Learning Resources Center is finally completed in 1996, with
an outdoor concert and fireworks show held in the fall to mark the success of the
66,000-square-foot library facility.
The Van Howeling Library facility is renovated completely to house the university's
Don Williams School of Education, the Academic Achievement program and the Baptist
Student Ministries center.
A new 50-bed women's dormitory is constructed on the Wayland campus due to student
enrollment growth. The suite dorm is the first residence hall built on campus in almost
Columned entrances with porticos are constructed outside Harral Auditorium and Hutcherson
Physical Education Center, tying those buildings aesthetically into the rest of the
campus. Parking lots for those facilities are repaved and expanded and a circular
drive to Harral is added.
A brick-lined path called the Heritage Walkway is constructed from the front of Hutcherson
Center to the grassy area outside Harral, providing a well-lit walking path for students
and campus visitors and an opportunity for former students or employees to leave a
lasting legacy with engraved bricks, benches and trees.
The university's fiscal health is restored and Wayland becomes debt-free.
Enrollment continues to soar on Wayland's external campuses in other states and regions.
A new facility is dedicated in October 2000 in San Antonio.