Dallas Baptist University opens the new Dean Learning Center
Feb 28, 2016

Dallas Baptist University held a dedication ceremony for the new Dr. William B. Dean Learning Center on Friday, January 15th.  The design of the facility is based on Harvard Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is consistent with DBU's campus-wide Classical Georgian architectural vision.  The 16,000-square-foot service learning center will centralize student learning and community engagement by housing the Department of Online Education, the College of Professional Studies, the Dr. William B. Dean Service-Learning Program, Career Services Office and the Office of Student Life.  The facility is named in memory of Dallas pediatrician and DBU supporter Dr. William B. Dean, a pioneer in polio research, treatment and prevention, and in the fields of dyslexia and learning disabilities. He created the Dean Learning Center with a focus on learning disabilities, and established innovative programs including teacher training, diagnostic evaluations, and special education.


FJW Construction served as the construction manager for the project and was on hand to celebrate the ribbon-cutting.  This engagement represents a continued relationship with Dallas Baptist University:  FJW has been a part of multiple projects on the DBU campus such as the Joan and Andy Horner Ballpark, Herman and Patsy Smith Center, Sadler Global Missions Center and Joan and Andy Horner Hall.