St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony today in front of a fully renovated Naughton Hall, the new home of the College’s Admissions Welcome Center. The Center features a state-of-the-art conference room, meeting spaces, and more, with ample parking outside for prospective students, families, and guests.
President Ken Daly stood at the helm of a pair of 25-inch long ceremonial scissors where he was joined by Board Chairman, Peter Skae and STAC employees. Coincidentally, this commemorative occasion falls on the same day, one year ago, that Daly began his tenure as the new President of St. Thomas Aquinas College!
Daly remarked, “It is hard to believe that it has been one year to the day since I began my tenure as the new President of St. Thomas Aquinas College — and what a year it has been! Throughout the year, we not only navigated COVID challenges, but we also addressed the social justice and equity issues in our communities by providing “access to an affordable education” for all students. We put several strategic pillars in place and made strategic investments — such as our new Admissions Office, which we officially opened today — to position the College for growth in the future.”
Naughton Hall previously housed faculty offices. The building has undergone an interior renovation amounting to approximately $400,000, which now includes new modern furniture, creating an airy, inviting space to welcome prospective students and their families. Upgrades include video conferencing technology to facilitate presentations, while other spaces will serve as offices for our admissions team and include an area to host/start tours and provide light refreshments for visitors. The building ideally sits at the head of the campus at the Borelli Hall entrance gate. Dedicated parking spaces will be available for guests, while the adjacent Marian Gardens will provide a beautiful, park-like outdoor space for families to enjoy while visiting the campus.