Rising on Main Street just across from the main gates, the new Alumni and Student Engagement Center will be a signature building for Clark University: a cornerstone for our LEEP efforts, a place to welcome visiting alumni, friends and family, and the perpetuation and strengthening of our commitment to the Main South community. Its bold design and flexible use expresses Clark's aspirations as a change-maker, and reaffirms our reputation as a leading institution of higher education.
The building will give Clark's pioneering model for liberal undergraduate education a distinctive presence on campus, where students will collaborate with faculty, alumni and external partners to experience a rich mix of academic, world and workplace experiences.
Four stories, 35,000 square feet, and solar panels on the roof
Construction begins in late February 2015. Open house to celebrate the opening eyed for summer 2016
New home for the LEEP Center, campus store and administrative offices
Spaces for alumni to reconnect with each other and re-engage with their alma mater
A hub for panel discussions, lectures and other campus events
A prominent Main Street presence that will serve as a gateway to Clark and our neighborhood
Clark University has already received generous support from local foundations, alumni and friends who recognize the transformative potential of the project. We welcome your involvement to help raise the necessary resources for the Alumni and Student Engagement Center. To learn more about giving opportunities, please contact:
Interim Vice President for University Advancement
In terms of distance, the width of Main Street is nothing special. A person can cross the road in about ten steps; the journey is accomplished in seconds. But the trip from the front gate of Clark University to the planned Alumni and Student Engagement Center on the opposite side of Main Street carries with it a significance that extends well beyond physical measurement.
This signature structure will house the core of the University's pioneering LEEP [Liberal Education and Effective Practice] learning model, heralding Clark's leadership in the higher education arena. It will provide necessary physical spaces for alumni to connect with one another, and to re-engage with their alma mater in ways that will incorporate their passions, deploy their expertise, and drive change… continue reading