PITTSBURG, KS.--- Pittsburg State University officials are already planning for the fall 2014 opening of the new Center for the Arts. Today, university officials gathered to introduce a new planning committee for the arts center. They're working on ideas for what the facility will look like once completed.
"Well, this group of representatives from all across campus, will sit at a table and work collaboratively to formulate the new plan," said Brad Hodson, Vice President of University Advancement.
The goal of this task force is to help plan how the new facility will be utilized and how they can maximize the potential of this venue.
"We've had a great plan in place, and that's allowed us to make the kind of progress you see on this campus. We know we can't be complacent. We've got to extend the horizon of our future a little further, and that's what we're going to do with this effort," said Dr. Steve Scott, PSU President.
They will meet at least twice a month over the next year to propose different ideas and analyze the needs of the community.
"So, you'll see us involving a lot of focus groups, maybe some surveys. We'll involve the community as well. The regents will be apart of it-- our legislators. We'll reach out very broadly to listen to people and determine what are their hopes and dreams are for Pittsburg State University," said Dr. Scott.
The task force meetings will be open to the community and public forums will be held regularly.
"They will host listening sessions across campus and the community. They will begin to look at analysis about what are the opportunities and some of the threats out in the external environment. They will put together the plan that will be sent out to campus for validation and approval," said Hodson
The group will also launch a website regarding the planning for the future of the arts center.
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