The groundbreaking ceremony for student housing occurred on Sept. 18 and was attended by regents, legislators, architects, professors, students and more.
“I’m very proud of us,” RSC President Jeanie Webb said.
Glen Johnson, chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, said the groundbreaking was “a very important day in the history of Rose State College.”
RSC is an institution that is recognized as innovative, Johnson said.
“This is about a community working together… it is about our students,” Webb said.
Regent Chairwoman Betty J.C. Wright said, “Don’t go home tomorrow and be grumpy, keep that excitement going.”
State Representative Charlie Joyner was recognized for his involvement in the legislation for the housing.
Student Senate President Austin Carroll presented Regent Richard Hefton with a proclamation of thanks on behalf of the student senate for his part in making on-campus housing a reality.
Webb said the housing will be fit for 180 full-time students to live in. She and the regents are hoping that number will grow, she said.
According to rose.edu/residence-life, the housing will be in a gated community and will include parking, security, volleyball, a kitchen in each unit and more.
Webb said the housing will be available to students next fall.