In 2008 the Centre College Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Plan that reinforced the need for a master plan that takes stock of one of the College’s most valuable assets, its physical campus.
The Campus Master Plan provides a framework for good stewardship of existing resources, and a rationale for making decisions about space that align with the College’s Five Strategic Directions:
- Lives Examined, Lives Empowered
- A Place of Opportunity
- In This Place
- A Strong Foundation
- Grounded, Yet Ready For Change
The Campus Master Plan will provide a flexible guide to future building and site improvement decisions. The Plan will be able to adapt to changes in a variety of factors while addressing implications of strategic, economic, and physical planning priorities, and preserving future options. The Campus Master Plan was developed around two basic assumptions: maintaining existing campus boundaries, and planning for a student body enrollment of 1,500.
The Campus Master Plan was developed to accomplish the following goals:
- Support and enhance the student educational experience, both inside and outside the classroom. This includes creating and maintaining classrooms that facilitate the exceptional teaching of our faculty, accommodating and encouraging a variety of pedagogical approaches.
- Create a healthy and supportive physical environment conducive to productive work by faculty and staff.
- Sustain and enhance the admirable qualities of the campus, and address critical existing maintenance needs.
- Reinforce a sense of place and pride in the campus.
- Strengthen the student community and vitality of the neighborhood.
- Set an example for environmental responsibility.
- Work with City of Danville representatives, committees, and agencies to strengthen campus ties within the community.