Former Chancellor William Bill Moran presided over the construction of many of the landmarks that make the UNCG campus what it is. During his tenure, from 1979-1994, Dr. Moran oversaw more than $125 million in capital improvements, including the Ferguson Building, the Health and Human Performance Building, the School of Music building, the Ann and Benjamin Cone Building housing the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the landscaped Spring Garden median.
The space renamed for Dr. Moran will be dedicated May 1.
And now, there is one more campus improvement that will forever be connected to this former campus leader: The William E. Moran Commons and Plaza. This hub of student activity, which includes the Dining Hall, Fountain and Plaza, will be dedicated in May and is named in honor of the educator and administrator who made so many significant changes to the physical and financial landscape of campus.
Dr. Moran left an indelible footprint on this university and on generations of students that have called UNCG home, said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. He made improvements that have had a lasting impact, including the university's first capital campaign and numerous physical changes to the campus. It is fitting to name this area of the campus, a cornerstone of activity, in his honor.
The official dedication ceremony will take place May 1 at 4 p.m. next to the Fountain, near the main entrance to the Dining Hall. The event is open to the public, and you can read more about the Moran Commons here.