Regents Approve Naming of Three Campus Buildings

Three new campus buildings will be named in honor of a trio of Columbus State University supporters who have been pivotal in the growth and development of CSU. Two of the newly named buildings, as approved by the Board of Regents, are downtown.

The James D. Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place will house faculty offices and classrooms as part of the Uptown art and theatre campus now under construction. Yancey, class of 1964, is a former chairman of the board for Synovus Financial Corp. Throughout his career, he has been a tireless supporter and advocate for Columbus State University, serving in vital leadership positions and helping the university develop a systematic fund-raising program. The first honorary doctorate recipient from CSU, Yancey has shown a dedication and advocacy for CSU throughout his life, reflected most recently in his role as chair of CSUs Investment in People capital campaign.

The Elizabeth And Lovick Corn Center For The Visual Arts will house art department facilities in the Uptown art and theatre complex now under construction. The Corns, trustees of the Bradley-Turner Foundation, are lifelong Columbus residents and supporters of several philanthropic causes locally and around the state. Lovick Corn is a retired vice chairman of W.C. Bradley Company and Elizabeth Corn has served on the Columbus Museums board of directors and has generously supported CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

The Schuster Student Success Center will be constructed adjacent to the Davidson Center as the future home of the universitys Servant Leadership and Honors Programs. The center also will allow for much-needed expansion of many student support services. The building is named for Schuster Enterprises Chairman Marvin Schuster and the Schuster family in recognition of their support to the CSU capital campaign and for an incredible amount of assistance and support for the university over the last decade. Schuster Enterprises, Inc. is one of the largest franchises in the Burger King Corp.

The supporters have played a significant part in CSUs Investment in People capital campaign, which will wrap up this fall. The campaign has logged more than $85 million in gifts and pledges to date, about $12 million of which is in deferred gifts, such as wills.

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