While the College of Charleston along with many other college campuses are without people, improvements are taking place. The CofC staff and faculty have used this time to continue to maintain the historic buildings. As this year approaches, the College looks to renovate the Simons Center for the Arts as well as a revamping of McAlister Residence Hall.
Vice President of Facilities Management, John Morris, weighs in on the matter. “[TheCofC Staff] is doing all of this and also dealing with the personal anxieties we’re all dealing with. It’s a lot to juggle, and I know it’s not easy for them. I’m proud of their dedication and commitment during these challenging times,” Morris tells The College Today.
As COVID-19 continues to delay the reopening of schools, this opportunity to enhance the architecture and design of the school is being taken advantage of. With so many beautiful projects that have ensued, it’s likely CofC will be in its best shape once they choose to reopen.
Along with the redesigning of the Simons Center and McAlister Dorms, the College is upkeeping all surrounding facilities. These renovations are keeping employees working and getting paid. Safety precautions have been put in place to keep CofC employees that have to be on campus safe.
“Y’all are going to be amazed when you get back at some of the things that we’ve been doing – campus is looking beautiful,” says Milton Summers, Deputy Director of Central Energy at the College.