It’s only fitting that Wofford’s ground breaking for the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts in early May was creative… and colorful.

From Wofford gold to Carolina Panthers blue to bright red and fuchsia, representatives from the Wofford Board of Trustees and the student and faculty delegation joined Jerry Richardson ’59, Rosalind S. Richardson, Ashley Richardson Allen and me to ceremoniously turn the brightly colored soil and commemorate the beginning of building construction. 

Such a joyful celebration is a testament to the philanthropic vision of Wofford alumnus and Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson. The Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts will house Wofford’s studio art, art history and theatre programs, essential to the college’s strong liberal arts tradition. We will continue to keep you up to date on our progress as we look forward to the grand opening in spring 2017.

Also in May prior to receiving their diplomas, 368 Wofford students enjoyed an inspirational Commencement address from NBC Today Show national correspondent Craig Melvin ’01 as he urged our soon-to-be graduates to “find your thing and do it, and figure out how to keep it going.” Our graduates have been equipped with the knowledge, education and tools to transform the world, and our future will be better for it.

As the following pages will demonstrate, we look toward the future of our college with great anticipation as we begin to fulfill our strategic vision with amazing new facilities, new opportunities for learning and engagement, and exciting ways to work with and enhance our local community. I am glad you are a partner with us on this amazing journey.

Go, Terriers!