Queens has already been a source of pride for our community for 153 years, but we continue to look eagerly toward the future. The goals of our 2012 Strategic Plan are to:
- Build the new Rogers Science and Health Building that will be a Platinum LEED-certified, environmentally conscious, state-of-the art academic science facility.
- Build the new Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation as the new home for campus recreational and wellness activities and a showplace for varsity athletics.
- Expand athletic facilities at the Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park, in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department,
- Renovate existing dormitories and classroom buildings, such as Walker and Watkins halls.
Queens' facilities initiatives include several key construction and renovation projects that will address increased enrollment and meet critical student needs. Our most important academic facility is the new Rogers Science and Health Building. Considered by many to be the focal point of the university's plan, the new state-of-the-art facility will help address North Carolina's healthcare demand, boast a leading-edge "green" technology design and attract new students interested in the sciences.
Lead gifts to the Investing in Queens' Future Campaign already have had great impact on the campus community.
- The renovated Harris House Welcome Center provides a new gateway to the university.
- The renovated West Residence Hall has transformed one of the university's least attractive residence halls into a campus showplace.
- The new Lion's Den Grille and Game Room provides the perfect social setting for promoting fellowship among our students.
- The new soccer/lacrosse field at the Sports Complex provides Queens' athletes with state-of-the-art playing and practice turf, while Rex, the world's largest standing lion sculpture - rising an impressive 27 feet in the air at the entrance to the Sports Complex - provides an imposing greeting for opposing teams.
Queens' success relies on its ability to provide students with a transformational experience that lasts a lifetime. Improved spaces for living, learning, and growing will strengthen our ability to continue meeting this goal. Please join with us by investing in Queens' future.
To learn more about supporting new facilities at Queens, please contact University Advancement Staff.
"I want even the most casual person to know - immediately upon walking in -- that they are entering a place of science and math exploration. They are entering a building where questions are raised, experiments are conducted, and sharp discussions are enjoyed. The building should make clear what fuels our energies: for me, it's human-environment interactions. For others, it might be biochemical processes of the human body, the grace and beauty of mathematics, or the modelling of molecular structures. The building should not just be a place of lessons, it should be the teacher of lessons. It should be dynamic, engaging, fun, unexpected, and challenging. It should be like us."
Dr. Reed Perkins,
Chairman, Department of Environmental Science
North Carolina Professor of the Year, 2007