Baylor Breaks Ground On New Humanities Building

Friday, September 22, 2017
Baylor held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school's new humanities center
Baylor held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school's new humanities center

Baylor Headmaster Scott Wilson '75 led members of the Probasco family and the Baylor Board of Trustees in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school's new humanities center. The academic hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. 

The new $13 million academic facility, which is being built on the former site of Trustee Hall, is the centerpiece of campus renovations planned as part of Baylor's historic $45 million Forever Forward capital campaign and will honor the memory and incredible legacy of leadership and generosity of the late Scotty Probasco '46. Designed to reflect and complement the architectural style of existing campus buildings, the modern academic center will be flexible and sustainable over the next 100 years, said officials. 

The ceremony, fittingly highlighted by the brief appearance of a rainbow in the distance, included remarks from Headmaster Wilson, board chairman Chris Crimmins '80, building and grounds committee chair Ryan Crimmins '78, and trustee Zan Guerry '67, chair of the campaign leadership committee. 

Members of the Scotty Probasco family attending were Betty Probasco, Ben Probasco '78 and his wife Susan, Ellen Probasco Moore and her husband Chris '68, Scott Probasco '73 and his wife Alexis, Zane Probasco Brown and her husband Greg, and several Probasco grandchildren. 

For a photo gallery of the event, click here.

To view a video of the entire groundbreaking ceremony, click here.

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