Mission-Critical Goals
Through a thoughtful and thorough planning process, we have determined that renewal of the east side of campus is necessary to enrich the overall quality of student life and enhance our outstanding programs in theatre and dance, and exercise science and sport.

Our goals are to transform three adjoining campus buildings, including a historic structure built in 1911, as well as two buildings completed decades ago. Although all three structures are virtually unaltered since their early days, the student population they now serve has dramatically changed both in size and in the scope of services required. The current facilities for these vital components of the Millikin experience have long outlived their usefulness and are stretched beyond capacity. In addition, we seek targeted funds for increasing student scholarships, sustaining the Millikin Fund, support for faculty excellence, and building endowment and infrastructure needs.  These essential improvements are necessary to deliver on Millikin’s signature concept of learning through theory, practice and performance, preparing self-assured future leaders who will leave this distinctive Midwestern university prepared to impact our world.
Building a new University Center is an absolute necessity for maintaining the vibrant campus community that makes Millikin such an exceptional and close-knit campus. When complete, this contemporary facility will welcome and delight students, faculty and staff; help attract prospective students and make a favorable impression on visitors. We’re honored to share our plans with you and look forward to your support.
The new exercise science and sport pavilion will benefit our students by providing space to make improvements in all three components of the curriculum: classroom instruction, internships and the preparation found through faculty supervised hands-on experience.
A new center for theatre and dance will give a much-needed centralized home to one of the oldest and largest undergraduate music theatre programs in the country – a program highly regarded for its professionalism, intellectualism and regard for the craft of theatre. Our students have the drive. They have the talent. They just need the proper facility to help them reach their dreams.
WHY THESE PROJECTS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME

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