The dedication of the William E. Moran Commons and Plaza will be Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at the Fountain area, next to the main entrance of UNCG’s Dining Hall.

All are invited to attend.

Moran served as UNCG’s chancellor from 1979 to 1994, during which time he oversaw $125 million in capital improvements. Those projects included construction of the Ferguson Building, the Health and Human Performance Building, the Music Building, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the launching of the Spring Garden Streetscape project.

He was aggressive in using non-state funds in areas such as the first major renovation to the Dining Hall and expansion of the residence halls as well as construction of the Student Recreation Center, soccer stadium and Walker Avenue parking deck.

Moran helped lead the campus’ first capital campaign in the early 1980s, which raised more than $13.5 million. In the early 1990s, the Second Century Campaign resulted in gifts of more than $55 million. As a result, the university’s endowment grew from $4 million in 1979 to $43 million in 1994.

The William E. Moran Commons and Plaza includes the Fountain, Plaza and Dining Hall.

More information about the Moran Plaza and Commons can be found here.