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Ackerman Hall

Ackerman Hall, Western Oregon University's new and innovative Live-Learn Facility

Named in honor of John Henry Ackerman, and the lasting contributions he made while serving as President of this institution, Ackerman Hall stands in testament to Ackerman's commitment to students, innovation and the high standards which were paramount to his career.

Consideration was given not only to the close proximity of this new hall, which is located within the residential complex (where many of the halls are named after past presidents of this instititution), but also on the focus of the hall, which is to provide a living space that is not only state of the art in terms of its commitment to sustainability but also a place of learning and diversity.

Due to the nature of the design of Ackerman Hall, there are three distinct wings that make up the building.

In keeping with John Henry Ackerman's efforts to recognize talented and committed faculty, combined with University Housing's goal to involve faculty as mentors in the educational opportunities offered to the residents of Ackerman Hall, each of the three wings that make up the building will be named after notable faculty that Ackerman recruited during his tenure as President of the Oregon Normal School.

The designation of the wings of Ackerman Hall are as follows:

Ackerman Hall


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