State-Of-The-Art Academic Center Opens

Roberts Hall, a remarkable state-of-the-art academic center with classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, and laboratory space, will open to students and faculty in a formal dedication ceremony at 1:30 pm on Monday, Sept. 28, 1998. The ceremony will be held at Roberts Hall South, 325 E. Eighth Street, in Claremont.

In total, the $9 million facility houses eight new classrooms, two seminar rooms, two lecture halls, a computer laboratory, 20 faculty offices, and the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, one of Claremont McKenna College’s eight research institutes. The various rooms are equipped with the most modern information technology, including teleconferencing equipment, video displays, and computer workstations.

“This new facility will enhance and enrich the academic resources and tools available to our students and faculty,” says Claremont McKenna president Jack L. Stark. “Roberts Hall represents our commitment to keeping CMC at the forefront of undergraduate liberal arts education and we are deeply grateful to George and Leanne Roberts for making it possible.”

George Roberts, a CMC alumnus from the Class of 1966, is a member of the College’s Board of Trustees. Mrs. Roberts attended neighboring Pitzer College. They have three children. Mr. Roberts is a founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, the world’s largest private equity firm. He serves on the boards of several corporations and charitable organizations.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college preparing students for responsible leadership in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.