The building project that students anticipated most was completed just in time for the opening of the fall semester. The university formally dedicated the expansion and renovation of the Overman Student Center on August 19 to begin the new academic year.
To say it has transformed not only the Oval, but also the student experience is not an exaggeration. The building’s expansive lounge areas, student offices, soaring ballroom, high-tech meeting rooms, expanded food options and a long list of other amenities left even the most ardent supporters of the project impressed.
At the dedication ceremony, President Steve Scott said the completion of the student center put a cap on what had been a milestone year.
“We have celebrated the completion of three major construction projects, all filling an important university need, in less than nine months,” Scott said. “Some ask, ‘How did you do it? To which I answer, ‘The way we do everything at Pittsburg State – together.’”
The president praised students for their leadership on the projects.
“A great idea is nothing without those who believe in your vision and, in this case, our students became one of our earliest public supporters,” Scott said.