The Lake Land College Board of Trustees invites all Laker alumni and community members to attend the Grand Reopening of the Luther Student Center on Thursday, Dec. 5. The open house will run from 3-6:30 p.m. with the Rededication Ceremony held at 5:30 p.m.
The Luther Student Center will be rededicated to Lake Land’s fourth and longest serving president, Dr. Robert K. Luther.
“Serving from 1988-2006, Dr. Luther fostered a culture of innovation and student-centeredness, strengthened the college’s financial foundation, greatly enhanced the beautiful campus we have today and brought national acclaim to our academic excellence. It is with great pleasure that we rededicate the Luther Student Center in honor of Dr. Luther and his vision of Lake Land College with a strong focus on student success,” Dr. Josh Bullock, Lake Land College president, said.
The Luther Student Center is located on the west side of Lake Land’s main campus in Mattoon. Bullock said it has been more than 20 years since Lake Land first identified the need to renovate and add space to the facility and there is great pride in seeing this project come to fruition. The newly constructed addition to the Luther Student Center adds 18,000 square feet to the existing renovated space of 28,000 square feet.
The state-of-the-art facility provides current and prospective students easier access to many college services under one roof. The Luther Student Center now houses the following departments: Admissions & Records, Counseling Services, Career Services, Student Life, TRiO Student Support Services, TRiO Destination College, Financial Aid, Accounting, Laker Nest Bookstore, Lake Land College Theater, Laker Point and the Lake Land College Police Department.
Guests of the open house and ceremony will tour the breathtaking Luther Student Center and campus, enjoy refreshments and visit with the Lake Land College community.