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Hardin-Simmons University to unveil big changes

Published On: Sep 03 2013 07:17:46 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 03 2013 07:17:54 PM CDT

ABILENE, Texas -

Leaders at Hardin-Simmons University will announce big plans during their convocation ceremony, this Thursday.

Convocation marks the official opening of HSU's school year.

At convocation, school leaders will unveil a capital campaign to drastically change the campus over the next eight years.

New buildings, new views, and transformed outdoor space are all part of the plan.

It's being called "Transformation 20-20".

Below is an excerpt from a press release from Hardin-Simmons University:

Hardin-Simmons University
NEWS RELEASE
September 3, 2013

Convocation to Bring Announcement of Exciting Campus Transformation
"When students come back, they bring vitality, life, and energy to this campus," says Hardin-Simmons University President Dr. Lanny Hall.

This year, the official opening of the school year will bring more excitement than ever as HSU goes public with a capital campaign that will drastically transform the campus in just eight years.

TRANSFORMATION 2020 is the focus of the 2013-2014 Convocation ceremony, Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium.

"Convocation brings a full house of students, faculty, staff, community friends, and university supporters, which make it the perfect forum for introducing an exciting new plan for new buildings, transformed outdoor spaces, and vast avenues of impressive views," says HSU president Dr. Lanny Hall.

Convocation will feature a special video presentation and recognition of the leadership behind the capital campaign that will fund new buildings, renovations, and additions to the campus as noted in a master plan already on the homepage of the HSU website.

Hall says the transformation campaign targets three main goals: to transform the campus, to transform the HSU experience, and to ultimately transform the lives of all whom Hardin-Simmons University touches.