2012 a year of change for Chadron State College

2012 was a year of change for Chadron State College, with the institution breaking ground on two large construction projects, transitioning to a new president, setting an enrollment milestone, and implementing a new general studies program. CSC's offerings also received high marks from a variety of national news and information services.

In early September, the college staged a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Coffee Agriculture Pavilion, the first stage of the Rangeland Complex which is being constructed at the east edge of college property on a hill overlooking the main campus. Dirt and foundation work for the indoor arena, suitable for handling large animals and as a practice facility for the college's intercollegiate rodeo program, neared completion as 2012 was drawing to a close.

Highlighting the homecoming festivities in October was the groundbreaking for the renovation and expansion of the Armstrong Physical Education Building. As 2013 begins, work will become visible to passers-by as construction workers begin laying the foundation for the new arena, which will serve CSC's indoor sports programs.

Throughout the past year, the college also completed its next 10-year master plan for facilities and firmed up plans for Eagle Ridge, a housing facility at the east side of campus that will replace the aging West Court Apartments.

Dr. Randy Rhine, who served as the college's interim President after the retirement of Dr. Janie Park in May, will officially be named the new President of the college in January by the State College Board of Trustees.

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