Roadway Express Donates Building to University of Akron


Akron, Ohio, April 27, 2005 ? The University of Akron's Board of Trustees today accepted the donation of the Roadway Record Center building at 73 College St., Akron, Ohio, from Roadway Express Inc.

The University plans to use the building for the Archives of the History of American Psychology, housing a museum and providing storage and staging areas for the archives' programs. In addition, the facility will be used for additional classrooms, meeting and conference facilities, as well as accommodations for future expansion.

I want to thank Roadway Express for this impressive donation and for its continued support, says Dr. Luis M. Proenza, president of The University of Akron. The gift of this building contributes significantly to the success of the university's ongoing efforts to create the best educational environment in Ohio.

In other actions, The University of Akron's Board of Trustees:

*Approved new academic programs an Adolescent to Young Adult Licensure Program to train science teachers, an associate's degree in emergency medical services and a joint degree in law and applied politics.

*Established a Center for Advanced Vehicles and Energy Systems.

*Named the Student Union theatre in honor of the late Donfred H. Gardner, a former UA dean who was one of the founders of the student services field.

*Approved the awarding of an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Board Chairman Dr. Donald E. Demkee, whose term on the Board expires on July 1.

*And, accepted the names of 2,207 students as candidates for graduation at ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 22.