Dedication of Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall
Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication Held on Founder's Day
The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall at WSSU was held on Founder's Day, Oct. 11. The $11 million twin-tower facility occupies approximately 44,000 square feet, holding 220 beds. More than 300 jobs were created during its construction. The facility will help meet the need for more housing to support WSSU's requirement for first and second year students to live on campus.
A one-story connector building links the towers with common space for all residents, including a classroom for group resident instruction in a living learning community.
Former Chancellors, faculty, staff, students, alumni, local dignitaries, guests and elected officials all attended the ceremony and tours of the facility were conducted for the former chancellors and their family members.
Naming the new residence hall for Dr. Harold Martin and Dr. Alvin Schexnider was part of the WSSU Board of Trustees effort to recognize those who had served as Chancellor of the university. Martin was Chancellor from 2000 until 2006, Schexnider, was Chancellor from 1996 until 2000.