Alumni Center to be Temporary Home for Associated Students
Associated Students President Grant Mack leads his organization's move to temporary quarters in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
This month the Associated Students offices will move across campus from Aztec Center to the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
. The location at 55th Street and Hardy Avenue will serve as the organization’s temporary home during construction of the new student union.
On January 26 the AS Board of Directors held its first meeting in the alumni center’s Fowler Family Ballroom. Afterwards, board members received a tour of the building including their new digs on the second floor.
Standing in the still-unfinished room that will be his new office, AS president, Grant Mack, checked out the space and his view of the Aztrack and practice football fields.
"It's awesome – very modern, very hip,” Mack said. “I wasn't expecting it to be so new. I think it's going to be great for the students who work here."
The AS temporary offices are directly across the hall from the offices of the SDSU Alumni Association.
Rendering of the proposed new Aztec Center Student Union set to begin construction in June.
"I'm hoping that since the students will be in the alumni center there will be more student hype in this building,” said Mack. “I know (Alumni Association executive director) Jim Herrick has been very excited about that and since we're right next to the athletics building I really hope we have more students come and visit this building or know what goes on in it.
"This move is going to involve a lot of work, but once we're moved in I think we'll be fine. It's going to be very different for the next two years. We’ll be decentralized with student organizations across campus, the business office across campus and, of course, our office here, so it's going to be a challenge, but we're ready for it."
Mack says work on the new Aztec Center is expected to start June 1. Completion of the new 200,000 square-foot student union is projected by June of 2013.