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Excellence: Facility Enhancements

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Facility Enhancements

Our commitment to excellence must continue to be strengthened at Mount Union. Our students deserve every opportunity to succeed – while on campus and after graduation. We must provide them the modern facilities and current technology that will support and enhance their learning in their chosen fields and activities.

Time and again, the University has risen to the challenge of change, and because Mount Union has remained nimble, it is strong, vital, and relevant in the 21st century. Continuing this history of excellence is paramount to ensure ongoing success in today’s competitive higher education landscape. Thus, a strong commitment to exceptional quality across the board – from programs to facilities, and technology to engagement – will continue to foster an environment that is keenly focused on our students’ future successes.

The campaign goal for facility enhancements is $10 million.


Giving Opportunities for Current Projects

  1. A Modern Library: Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center (KHIC)

    The next iteration of the library will combine faculty offices, classrooms, and book stacks with a student learning commons in which tutoring and academic support are offered, digital studios encourage production of multi-media digital information, and "innovation spaces" facilitate team projects for students in education, entrepreneurship, computer science, and communications. In addition, the library will include technology-rich classrooms to support active learning by students on our campus and at a distance from Mount Union. 

    Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center

  2. Space for Engineering and Business Growth: Oak Hall

    The University's programs in business and engineering are growing, and they will soon outgrow the Oak Hall (formerly the Engineering and Business Building) within which they are housed. All the while, the University's commitment to the liberal arts, real-world learning experience, and prepartation for career success is alive and well in the Oak Hall. As the University takes significant steps to increase the quality and impact of its business and engineering programs, it is seeking leadership commitments to expand and renovate this facility.  

    Oak Hall

  3. Quality Baseball Facilities: Rafeld-Rogers Field

    Our athletic programs have been a source of great pride and a vital part of Mount Union for years. Today, our athletic facilities impact most of Mount Union's student body. With 850 student athletes competing intercollegiately and over 85% of the student population involved in intramural sports, the time has come for us to address the quality of our athletic facilities. Our existing facilities simply do not meet the demand of our students, nor do they reflect the excellence of our current athletic programs.

    Rafeld-Rogers Field

  4. Space to Accommodate the Team: The Capers Football Coaching Center

    Since claiming its first national championship in 1993, the Purple Raider football program has continued to evolve as a team, increasing its number of NCAA Division III National Championships to 13, expanding its visibility throughout the country, and growing its roster to well over 200 student-athletes. A facility that could provide ample space to accommodate the entire team and staff would certainly be a positive for the program.

    Capers Football Coaching Center


Recently-Completed Campaign Projects

  1. Ample Practice Space: Wable Park

    One of the challenges now facing Mount Union, particularly as it has added new sports like men's and women's lacrosse, involves giving student athletes and their coaches access to adequate practice and competiton facilities. At present, a great deal of outdoor practice and competition takes place in the one campus sports venue that is playable, rain or shine: Mount Union Stadium. A large synthetic turf facility will ease the resulting scheduling crunch, minimize late night practices, and support recruitment of talented student athletes. 

    Wable Park

  2. A Historic Site: Mount Union Stadium

    The home of the Purple Raider football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's lacrosse teams, Mount Union Stadium was built in 1913 and is the oldest college football stadium in the state of Ohio. Over the years, numerous updates have been made to this historic site, including recent renovations to improve the fan and student-athlete experience.

    Mount Union Stadium

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    business and engineering
    undergraduate majors

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    NCAA Division III
    intercollegiate athletic teams

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    students participating in
    NCAA Division III athletics

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    square feet of technology
    and learning space in KHIC

Flint ’77 and Meg (Gerlach ’78) Brenton

Flint ’77 and Meg (Gerlach ’78) Brenton
Flint ’77 and Meg (Gerlach ’78) Brenton

Learn more about Flint and Meg.

Allie Lyncha ’21

Allie Lyncha ’21
Allie Lyncha ’21

Read Allie's blog about the KHIC.