STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved a $110 million capital project request to design and construct a Convocation and Event Center in the heart of Tarleton State University’s main campus.
“This is a tremendous day in Tarleton history,” said university President James Hurley. “We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of A&M System regents and Chancellor John Sharp. Today’s vote proves they’re all in for a state-of-the-art venue to propel our institution and promote our community.”
Seating up to 7,500, the multipurpose center will sport NCAA Division I basketball facilities and room for academic symposiums, conferences, conventions and concerts. Tarleton convocations, commencements and student activities will have a permanent indoor home, and Stephenville will enjoy increased revenue from community and regional events.
“A strong university has a moral and social obligation to work with its community to deliver an outstanding higher education while spurring economic development and improving regional quality of life,” Dr. Hurley said. “We’re doing that. Let the designing begin!”A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.