Sunday, July 05, 2015

After serving as the hub of Oak Hills Christian College since 1947, crews will begin demolition on the campus’s Administration Building on Wednesday, July 22 around 10am. This marks the first physical steps in the Campaign for Real Transformation, a multi-phase campus development plan that will enable Oak Hills to better serve the needs of students for years to come.

The site of the Administration Building will make room for two new residence halls to be constructed upon completion of phase one and two of the Campaign for Real Transformation. Oak Hills plans to break ground on the residence halls in spring 2016. Administrative staff and the business offices have been relocated to the Schrieber Activity Center where there were once retreat rooms. There are no plans to replace the Administration Building.

The Administration Building was built in 1947 following the establishment of what was then Oak Hills Christian Training School. It served as the solo building on campus, housing classrooms, a kitchen, furnace, and residence halls. As Oak Hills continued to grow, the building was added onto in 1959 and again in 1984.

The current women’s residence hall was constructed in 1952 and the men’s residence hall was constructed in 1956.


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