Corps of Cadets
During the campaign, the Corps of Cadets completed an overhaul of the Quad. A two-phase renovation plan was enacted, consisting of renovations to dorms 1 through 12, landscaping and paving to create a safer, more efficient space for cadets to live, and the opening of four Leadership Learning Centers. These 17,000-square-foot facilities provide cadets with state-of-the-art features, including group and individual study rooms, computer labs, tutoring rooms, lounges and even a Starbucks. The centers were funded through more than $20 million in private donations, including lead gifts from Susan and Michael J. Plank ’83, Stephen C. Ash ’87, H. Grady Ash Jr. ’58 and Tony Buzbee ’90. The renovated Quad creates a true living and learning community for cadets by providing convenient residential study spaces and has helped raise the average GPA in the Corps to 3.1.